hint at

Also found in: Dictionary, Legal.

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!
See also: hint
References in periodicals archive ?
Retailer-supplier activities in 2006 hint at widespread implications for the future
Running at those extreme energies since June, LEP has recorded four electron-positron collisions whose explosive patterns hint at the fleeting presence of a Higgs particle.
Preliminary data from the DZero detector at Fermilab hint at a similar, though smaller, deviation from theory.
New experimental data, obtained independently at three laboratories, hint at the existence of a type of neutrino with a mass isgnificantly greater than theorists had anticipated.
The only major part of the spectrum not yet seen is gamma rays, but participants at the meeting heard a report that may hint at an imminent discovery of them.