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drop a hint

To allude to something. Phil can be a little dense, so just tell him what you want for your birthday—you'll never get it if you only drop a hint.
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drop a hint

Fig. to give a tiny or careful hint about something. Mary dropped a hint that she wanted a new ring for her birthday.
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drop a hint (or drop hints)

let fall a hint or hints, as if casually or unconsciously.
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drop a ˈhint (to somebody)

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drop somebody a ˈhint

suggest something in an indirect way: He tried to drop a hint about it being time to leave, but they didn’t seem to take any notice.She’s dropped me a few hints about what she’d like for her birthday.
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