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hint at (something)

To indirectly suggest or insinuate something. And what exactly are you hinting at? If you have something to say, just say it! I tried hinting at my interest in Joe, but he's just not picking up any of my signals.
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hint at something

to refer to something; to insinuate something. What are you hinting at? I am not hinting at anything. I am telling you to do it!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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