tip (one) the wink

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tip (one) the wink

dated To furtively provide one with a helpful piece of information; to give one a secret tip. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Tip me the wink if you see the teacher coming! Hugh said the jockey tipped him the wink about the outcome of the race, but I don't buy it.
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tip someone the wink

BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
If you tip someone the wink, you secretly give them information that helps them. As a developer, he established relationships with estate agents who would tip him the wink ahead of private buyers when desirable properties came up for sale.
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tip someone the wink

give someone private information; secretly warn someone of something. British informal
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tip somebody the ˈwink

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tip the ˈwink to somebody

(British English, informal) give somebody secret information that they can use to gain an advantage for themselves: ‘How did you know the job was available?’ ‘A friend tipped me the wink and so I telephoned immediately.’
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I've already tipped you the wink for Tusk for the Triumph and Mughas in the Coral Cup.
Nobody likes a Smart Alex but having tipped you the wink here last week this column is in clover for a few weeks yet.
Nobody likes a Smart Alec but having tipped you the wink here last week this column is in clover.
Fortuitously, I tipped you the wink about his Fruits Of Love at Royal Ascot and what a beauty at 12-1 (only 9.
Luckily I tipped you the wink that this was a smart newcomer, and there was a thunderous roar when we hit the front at the furlong pole.
As I told you it's owned by Parkhead director Dermot Desmond, and I hope I tipped you the wink in my column.