wink away

wink something away

to blink the eyes to try to clear them of tears, dirt, etc. He looked up at me and tried to wink away his tears, but he was just too upset. Jane winked away her tears.
See also: away, wink
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Puno, chairperson of the Consultative Committee (Con-Com) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution, said that 'we can no longer wink away the fact that political dynasties have putrefied our politics.'
The fish's cold stare and toothy grin smacked of indifference, as if we were just another blip in the long parade of species that will wink away while their genealogy marches on for millennia.
An air of mock seriousness permeates the second half of the film, even with Ant and Dec delivering performances that are one cheeky, knowing wink away from playing themselves.