Definition of high sign in English:

high sign

Syllabification: high sign

noun

North American informal
  • A surreptitious gesture, often prearranged, giving warning or indicating that all is well: I’m getting the high sign from my secretary—gotta go
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    • If I give the woman at the sandwich bar the high sign from afar she starts making my reuben before I've reached the counter.
    • The fat couple seemed to have already split, and Ethan was on his way out the door, giving Alvin a high sign to show he'd got the joke.
    • 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 or the Indianapolis Freeman.

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