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smoke signals

Indications that something is the case or is likely to happen. If the smoke signals are to be believed, a peace agreement could be signed by the end of the week. We're just awaiting smoke signals from the board of directors before we move on the expansion.
See also: signal, smoke

smoke signals

Smoke signals are signs or suggestions that something might be happening or going to happen. The smoke signals coming out of the White House suggest that the President will sign the treaty. Recent economic smoke signals would indicate that the economy began to pick up in May. Note: Smoke signals are columns of smoke which were used to send messages over long distances, for example by Native American tribes.
See also: signal, smoke
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