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 Tip.Tip One the Wink (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tip of my Tongue.
 
To have a thing on the tip of my tongue means to have it so pat that it comes without thought; also, to have a thing on the verge of one’s memory, but not quite perfectly remembered. (In Latin, in labris natat.)   1
 


 Tip.Tip One the Wink (To). 

 
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