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high sign

A secret signal intended to warn or inform, as in Dad gave us the high sign when it was time to leave. This expression presumably alludes to a gesture such as a hand wave. [c. 1900]
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high sign

n. a hand signal meaning okay. (The tip of the index or middle finger touches the tip of the thumb, and the hand is raised into the air.) Give me a “high sign” when you want me to start.
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The 3ft high sign is dwarfed by its famous 50ft tall Californian cousin, which was created in 1923.
His mother was giving him the high sign to slow down because he was talking too fast.
The mishap happened when the star's dad Dickie unveiled a 10ft high sign renaming the terminal George Best Belfast City Airport.
I wish someone had given me the high sign on ``Signs.
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today, the company changed its nine-foot high sign on top of its 22-story Hartford headquarters building, a prominent part of the capitol city's skyline and easily visible from the interstate highways intersecting the city.
double-sided spectacular as part of a 19-story high sign display now being built by Mikohn on the facade of the Sahara Hotel & Casino.
Our latest survey marks a year of record high signs of business growth and record low business distress, and there are also signs that these growth indicators are also starting to become more balanced.
R3 Midlands Chairman Richard Philpott, a partner at KPMG in the region, said: "This latest survey marks a year of record high signs of business growth and record low business distress.
The four-feet high signs have a green and red triangle and include the warning to motorists `Caution, red squirrels crossing'.
Commenting on the R3 findings, Chris Wood, Yorkshire R3 committee member and partner at Clough Corporate Solutions in Cleckheaton, said: "This survey marks a year of record high signs of business growth and record low business distress.