nudge nudge wink wink

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English[edit]

American actress Gale Henry winking

Etymology[edit]

Suggests that the speaker is nudging, and winking at, the person to whom the term is directed.

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nudge nudge wink wink

  1. (idiomatic, humorous) A phrase used to hint that the speaker is euphemistically referring to something else.
    • 1969 October 19, Eric Idle, “How to Recognise Different Types of Trees from Quite a Long Way Away (the sketch ‘Nudge Nudge’)”, in Monty Python's Flying Circus, season 1, episode 3, written by Eric Idle, BBC:
      Anyway, the reason I didn't answer the door was because I was busy in bed, nudge nudge wink wink.

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