on cue

Definition of on cue

:at the exact moment one would expect
  • She arrived right on cue as we were talking about her.
  • As if on cue, the entire group burst into laughter.

Word by Word Definitions

cue play
  1. : the letter q

  1. : a signal (such as a word, phrase, or bit of stage business) to a performer to begin a specific speech or action

  2. : something serving a comparable purpose : hint

  3. : a feature indicating the nature of something perceived

  1. : to give a cue to : prompt

  2. : to insert into a continuous performance

  1. : a leather-tipped tapering rod for striking the cue ball (as in billiards and pool)

  2. : a long-handled instrument with a concave head for shoving disks in shuffleboard

  3. : queue

  1. : queue

  2. : to strike with a cue

  3. : queue


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