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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

To Drop a Hint

Idiom: (to) drop a hint


Example 1:
Rudolph: Hey Dasher, what kind of gift are you getting for your girlfriend this holiday season?
Dasher:  Wait.  You’ll find out after the holiday season.
Rudolph: Oh, come on, drop me a hint!  It’s not my gift.
Dasher: No way!  It’s a big surprise.

Example 2:
Manny: Hey, how much money are you asking for this event?
Floyd: More money than you can imagine.
Manny: Really? At least drop a hint.  Everyone wants to know.
Floyd: I don’t really want to talk about that. 

Meaning: "To drop a hint" is another way of expressing “give me a hint” or another way of asking for more details.  It’s often used amongst friends and close colleagues.

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