Hint and Hope - when someone wants another person to do something specific, or change behavior, but is unwilling to address the issue directly. Regularly used in relationships
John: 'Mary is going out with her work colleagues tomorrow. They suck! I just want her to come home and cook dinner for me so I told her I'd get in a bottle of her favorite wine, help with the washing up and gave her a hug'
Jack: 'No way is that hint and hope going to work, man! Just tell her not to go out with that boring load of ****s'