It was another of the nudge, nudge, wink, wink jokes that summed up the entire enterprise.
Cultural conservatives will put up with a certain amount of pandering to more modern mores with a nudge and a wink.
The Chicago-set show offers a wink at the fourth wall existing between the viewer and the screen.
And then there is the other rumor, tweeted soon after, also, perhaps, with a wink.
They wink at Fitzgerald worshipers primed to hate any textual liberties.
Clay replied with a wink, and so I made my way out as swiftly as I could.
I could not sleep; I did not sleep one wink for three weeks together.
Mr. O'Carroll, without answering by voice, gave a grotesque sort of signal between a wink and a beckon.
The stag had no appetite at all and he didn't sleep a wink that night.
Up he came with his ready apology—“I really beg your pardon, my dear fellow, but I had not a wink of sleep last night.”
Old English wincian "to nod, wink," from Proto-Germanic *wenkanan (cf. Dutch wenken, Old High German winkan, German winken), a gradational variant of the root of Old High German wankon "to stagger, totter," Old Norse vakka "to stray, hover," from PIE *weng- "to bend, curve." The meaning "close an eye as a hint or signal" is first recorded c.1100; that of "close one's eyes to fault or irregularity" first attested late 15c. Related: Winked; winking.
c.1300, from wink (v.); meaning "very brief moment of time" is attested from 1580s.
v. winked, wink·ing, winks
To close and open the eyelid of one eye deliberately, as to convey a message, signal, or suggestion.
To close and open the eyelids of both eyes; blink.