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A surreptitious gesture, often prearranged, giving warning or indicating that all is well.‘I'm getting the high sign from my secretary—gotta go’
signal, sign, indication, prompt, reminder, promptingView synonyms
- ‘I gave Shurkom the high sign and he disappeared to find a better attack position.’
- ‘The fat couple seemed to have already split, and Ethan was on his way out the door, giving Alvin a high sign to show he'd got the joke.’
- ‘If I give the woman at the sandwich bar the high sign from afar she starts making my reuben before I've reached the counter.’
- ‘They would come to my house on their weekly visits to the city, give me the high sign, and I would slip them their copies of the Chicago Defender or the Indianapolis Freeman.’
- ‘Dave was back to the mobile coach window in five minutes, wearing his new gift and giving Joe the high sign from the sidewalk.’
- ‘On that last day I saw him in person, he kind of gave me a little high sign as he took off to try and track down his missing car.’
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