One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to convey that a hint or suggestion can be or has been understood without the need of further elaboration or explanation.‘of course, we can't discuss it over the telephone, but a nod's as good as a wink, and I promise I'll be very careful’
- ‘So, if a nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse, I think I can almost safely assume we are good enough for this particular rental agency.’
- ‘West Ham threw up their hands in horror, claiming they'd never gone near him, but a nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse, and why talk to him directly when you can put it all in the papers?’
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