Translation: from spanish

take the hint

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  • take the hint — take a/the ˈhint idiom to understand what sb wants you to do even though they tell you in an indirect way • I thought they d never go some people just can t take a hint. • Sarah hoped he d take the hint and leave her alone. Main entry: ↑hintidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the hint — verb Concede to mounting evidence; wake up and smell the coffee …   Wiktionary

  • take a hint — take a (or the) hint understand and act on a hint she tried to put him off but he didn t take the hint * * * take a/the ˈhint idiom to understand what sb wants you to do even though they tell you in an indirect way • I thought they d never go… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take a hint — to understand or do something that is communicated indirectly. I can take a hint – if you don t want to talk about it, that s OK with me. “Weren t you going to check your messages?” she asked. I took the hint and left …   New idioms dictionary

  • take a hint — verb To understand an indirect suggestion, and to act on it Syn: get the hint …   Wiktionary

  • take the cue — understand a hint …   English contemporary dictionary

  • get the hint — verb To take a hint …   Wiktionary

  • hint — hint1 [hınt] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from hent act of seizing (16 17 centuries), from Old English hentan to seize ] 1.) something that you say or do to suggest something to someone, without telling them directly ▪ There have been… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hint — hint1 [ hınt ] noun ** 1. ) count something that you say to show what you are thinking or feeling, without saying it directly: hint that: He seemed so relaxed and gave no hint that anything was wrong. take a/the hint (=understand what someone… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hint — I UK [hɪnt] / US noun Word forms hint : singular hint plural hints ** 1) [countable] something that you say to show what you are thinking or feeling, without saying it directly hint that: Was this a hint that he d had enough of her company for… …   English dictionary

  • hint — 1 noun (C) 1 something that you say or do in order to tell someone something in an indirect way, so that they can guess what you mean: drop a hint (that) (=give a hint): Harry was dropping hints that he wanted to be invited to the party. | a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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