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Difference between Drop a hint and Give a hint

drop a hintgive a slight or indirect indication or suggestion:

  • I’ll just drop her a hint not to be surprised at anything she sees.

give a hint

1. = drop a hint:

  • She gave him a hint that she would like him to leave.

2. (of things) foretell the coming of smth.; be the harbinger:

  • A small black cloud gave a hint of a coming storm.