In some IRC games, a misspelling of "hint" that became popular. Stumped players will sometimes say "hing me".

highly = H = hired gun

hing // n.

[IRC] Fortuitous typo for `hint', now in wide intentional use among players of initgame. Compare newsfroup, filk.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

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