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a nod is as good as a wink
It is unnecessary to explain or elaborate upon something because one already understands or knows enough about it. No need to tell me what you were up to last night—a nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse.
a nod's as good as a winkBRITISH, HUMOROUS
If you say a nod's as good as a wink, you mean that it is not necessary to explain something further, because you understand what someone has indirectly suggested to you. Say no more. A nod's as good as a wink. Note: This comes from the saying `a nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse', which suggests that both the nod and the wink are equally useless, as the horse would not be able to see either.
a nod's as good as a winkthere's no need for further elaboration or explanation.
This is a shortened form of the proverb, dating from the late 18th century, a nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse , used to convey that a mere hint or suggestion can be or has been understood. A nod and a wink is also used to mean ‘a hint or innuendo’.