To hint at
Hint Hint, v. i. To make an indirect reference, suggestion, or allusion; to allude vaguely to something. [1913 Webster]

We whisper, and hint, and chuckle. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{To hint at}, to allude to lightly, indirectly, or cautiously.

Syn: To allude; refer; glance; touch. [1913 Webster]


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