hint to

hint something to someone

to give a hint or clue to someone. I thought she was leaving. She hinted that to me. She wasn't hinting anything to you! You made it all up!
See also: hint
References in classic literature ?
He called kicking a footman downstairs a hint to the latter to leave his service.
Things looked so gloomy in the breakfast-room, albeit on the sunny side of Sackville Street, that any of the family tradespeople glancing through the blinds might have taken the hint to send in his account and press for it.
But Sancho did not so fully approve of his master's admonition as to let it pass without saying in reply, "Senor, I am a man of peace, meek and quiet, and I can put up with any affront because I have a wife and children to support and bring up; so let it be likewise a hint to your worship, as it cannot be a mandate, that on no account will I draw sword either against clown or against knight, and that here before God I forgive the insults that have been offered me, whether they have been, are, or shall be offered me by high or low, rich or poor, noble or commoner, not excepting any rank or condition whatsoever.
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Holiday Hint Cards -- An amusing way to send a gift hint to loved ones, linking them directly to the desired product featured in the Holiday Gift Guide.
The union of these two companies will allow HiNT to leverage PLX's extensive marketing, sales, operations, and engineering infrastructure, offering our mutual customer base an unsurpassed solution," said Alex Wong, president of HiNT.