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tip (one) the wink
dated To furtively provide one with a helpful piece of information; to give one a secret tip. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Tip me the wink if you see the teacher coming! Hugh said the jockey tipped him the wink about the outcome of the race, but I don't buy it.
tip someone the wink BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
If you tip someone the wink, you secretly give them information that helps them. As a developer, he established relationships with estate agents who would tip him the wink ahead of private buyers when desirable properties came up for sale.
tip someone the wink give someone private information; secretly warn someone of something. British informal
tip somebody the ˈwink,
tip the ˈwink to somebody (British English, informal) give somebody secret information that they can use to gain an advantage for themselves: ‘How did you know the job was available?’ ‘A friend tipped me the wink and so I telephoned immediately.’
References in classic literature
As we went by our house I wished I hadn't sent Mary Jane out of town; because now if I could tip her the wink
she'd light out and save me, and blow on our dead-beats.
Just this once, you could tip her the wink
, confirming with her what you saw and suggesting she put things back where she found them.