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    winks at

    Hello,

    I have a question on the definition of "wink at" in the below context. It comes from the American TV news transcript.

    "The Art of the Deal," Trump's best-selling, chest-thumping business how-to from the go-go '80s, the title winks at that ancient battle book, "The Art of War."


    In this context "winks at" does still mean that it pretends not to notice something ?
    Voice-over translation is "the book (Trump's business how-to) borrows the title "The Art of War"

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    Re: winks at

    It means the reviewer thinks the title is a sly reference to the other book.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: winks at

    I understood it but "the title is a nod to" would have been more natural for me.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: winks at

    It alludes to the other work.

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