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nudge nudge (wink wink)

spoken A phrase spoken after a statement which emphasizes or points out a euphemistic underlying meaning or innuendo. To be honest, we didn't see many sights on our vacation. We spent most of the time in bed, though there wasn't much sleeping, nudge nudge, wink wink!
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nudge nudge (wink wink)

used to draw attention to an innuendo, especially a sexual one, in the previous statement. informal
This expression is a catchphrase from Monty Python's Flying Circus, a British television comedy programme.
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Nowadays the code words have changed: You can just say he likes show tunes--wink wink, nudge nudge.
While our hero is having a blast, he's the only person on stage allowed to give a conspiratorial nudge nudge, wink wink.
Others are likely to include the Dead Parrot sketch, Nudge Nudge and the Lumberjack Song.
They laughed at her every nudge nudge wink wink facial expression.
It''s a genuinely funny game of nudge nudge, wink wink, with the drop-deadgorgeous Robert Downey Jr as a petty thief who winds up playing gumshoe.
But overall there was nothing nudge nudge, wink wink about the evening's music.
So did Rabelais but somehow, the idea of Shakespeare as a bawdy writer much given to nudge nudge references to cod pieces, not to mention boys playing girls dressing as boys - work that one out for a bit of sophisticated gender bending - seems to have been hit on the head by modern theatre directors.