hint for

hint for (something)

To indirectly suggest or insinuate one's desire for or interest in something. You can hint for extra credit all you want, but you're not getting it. Are you hinting for some help?
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hint for something

to give a hint that something is wanted. I could tell she was hinting for an invitation. Are you hinting for a second helping of fried chicken?
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