White House staffers were warned not to leak anything before the session with Roberts, but there were winks and nudges.
Then he gets up from the table, turns around, smiles, and winks.
He winks, smacks his lips and frantically drains the go-cup.
The SEC adds the case to the list, sends the money to the Treasury, and winks at the public.
But, her support is not explicitly clear and instead seems to be nods and winks to what she really believes.
Couldn't get through these hot days if it weren't for the forty winks I snatch.
They drew one another's attention to it with winks and nods of the head.
He winks, like the rogue he is, sits down in his master's place, and whispers to the audience: "I have now no master but myself."
"I think about forty minutes of winks, Father Dan," he replied.
Then a short nap—forty winks—upon the great sofa in the study; another long stroll over the lawn while tea is prepared.
Old English wincian "to nod, wink," from Proto-Germanic *wenkanan (cf. Dutch wenken, Old High German winkan, German winken), a gradational variant of the root of Old High German wankon "to stagger, totter," Old Norse vakka "to stray, hover," from PIE *weng- "to bend, curve." The meaning "close an eye as a hint or signal" is first recorded c.1100; that of "close one's eyes to fault or irregularity" first attested late 15c. Related: Winked; winking.
c.1300, from wink (v.); meaning "very brief moment of time" is attested from 1580s.
v. winked, wink·ing, winks
To close and open the eyelid of one eye deliberately, as to convey a message, signal, or suggestion.
To close and open the eyelids of both eyes; blink.
To win easily; be a confident victor (1896+)