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 Tip.Tip One the Wink (To). 
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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