One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Let fall a hint or hints, as if casually or unconsciously.‘he was dropping hints that in the future he would be taking a back seat in politics’
- ‘I think that Jack isn't the commitment type though because every time I drop a hint he looks at me with a blank expression.’
- ‘Leaving her father would be difficult, and Mrs. Weston drops a hint that though Emma has no prospects at present, in the future her son could make a good match.’
- ‘Now that I think about it, maybe she was dropping a hint.’
- ‘He had dropped a hint when he was here a couple of months ago.’
- ‘Then she drops a hint about where the transport expansion will be.’
- ‘In his journal Neil drops a hint about a visit to Holland in April.’
- ‘At the meeting Gormley dropped a hint as to how a settlement might be arrived at without breaching the government's pay policy.’
- ‘I think dad might have dropped a hint to him that I might be bringing a friend.’
- ‘He didn't think he should ask, so he hoped someone would drop a hint.’
- ‘Got a crush and want to drop a hint without being too obvious?’
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