In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(secret signal)seña femeninoto give sb the high sign — darle / hacerle a algn la seña de que no hay moros en la costa coloquial
- Dave was back to the mobile coach window in five minutes, wearing his new gift and giving Joe the high sign from the sidewalk.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- On that last day I saw him in person, he kind of gave me a little high sign as he took off to try and track down his missing car.
- I gave Shurkom the high sign and he disappeared to find a better attack position.
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