take a/one's cue from

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of take a/one's cue from

:to do what is done or suggested by (someone or something)
  • Take a cue from the experts and get your taxes done early this year.
  • We should take our cue from their example.

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

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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