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high sign

noun
1.
a gesture, glance, or facial expression used as a surreptitious signal to warn, admonish, or inform.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • Wind vibration of a high sign is more likely to loosen up the post than a low sign.
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high sign

A secret signal intended to warn or inform, as in Dad gave us the high sign when it was time to leave. This expression presumably alludes to a gesture such as a hand wave. [ c. 1900 ]
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