high sign


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high sign

n. Informal
A prearranged signal intended to warn or inform: gave me the high sign that it was time to leave.

high′ sign`


n.
a gesture, glance, or facial expression used as a surreptitious signal to warn, admonish, or inform.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.high sign - a silent signal of warning or recognition; "she started to speak but he gave her the high sign"
signal, signaling, sign - any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped"

high sign

noun
Informal. An expressive, meaningful bodily movement:
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During the meeting held with the participation of delegations, Hasanov, greeting the guests, congratulated his Iranian counterpart with appointment to the post of defense minister and appreciated his first visit to Azerbaijan as a high sign of amicable relations between the two countries.
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If the kid is LGBTQ, he or she will follow them and likely be grateful for the secret high sign.
We got the high sign from dozens of drivers along the way, and people waving from overpasses.
Inside the main lobby the Post struck again with a six-foot high sign boasting of its six Pulitzer Prizes announce last week.
Construction has begun on what will be a spectacular glass box retail structure with a 250 foot high sign tower located at the former Howard Johnson's site at 46th Street and Broadway.
But in its on-key depiction of daily life that goes on under any circumstances, it largely lives up to its credentials, which include winning the 2005 Sundance/NHK award for best European project and getting the high sign from Martin Scorsese and Wim Wenders, who are listed as associate producers.
They would come to my house on their weekly visits to the city, give me the high sign, and I would slip them their copies of the Chicago Defender, the Indianapolis Freeman or the Voice of the Negro.
Westerners don't take the time to do that, being more apt to walk into a room, give everyone a high sign and start talking to someone nearby.