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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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This afternoon, Fleming will see the fruits of all his hard work realized when four players from Antelope Valley High sign letters of intent to play football at Division I universities.
This new survey is a high sign from the voters that the time has come for the Senate to pass small business health plans.
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.
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I wish someone had given me the high sign on ``Signs.
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After turning off Pearblossom Highway at the Mountain High sign, there were no other cars on the road.
When we drive, we are moving at 60 kilometers an hour, and the visual landscape is designed for such-large billboards, wide streets, high signs which can be viewed from far away.
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.