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  • n. To provide a hint or to reveal partial information in order to gain attention or arouse interest.

Etymologies

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Probably an allusion to the flirtatious practice by some young women, especially in the first half of the twentieth century, of raising a long skirt sufficiently to reveal a bare ankle but no more than that.

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