take a/one's cue from

idiom

: 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.

Examples of take a/one's cue from in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By Eliana Dockterman June 17, 2024 6:45 PM EDT Movie theater owners can take a cue from Riley, the protagonist of Inside Out 2, and quell their anxiety. Eliana Dockterman, TIME, 17 June 2024 Beyond that, take a cue from Thewes and get acquainted with a pair of foam or silicone earplugs, or noise-canceling headphones. Angela Haupt, TIME, 11 June 2024 One is to take a cue from legumes, which, unlike cereals, can fix nitrogen, in a way. Matthew Hutson, The New Yorker, 6 Feb. 2024 Some fans have suggested Rendon take a cue from the Philadelphia Phillies for incentive. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2024 Or, take a cue from this best-selling shampoo, and moisturize your hair from the inside out. Alyssa Grabinski, Peoplemag, 6 Mar. 2024 Coastal Cowgirl Decor Is the Perfect Rustic Twist on Coastal Grandmother If your style leans more toward grandpa chic, take a cue from brands like Ralph Lauren and choose color palettes that feature deep burgundies, hunter greens, and navy blues. Maggie Gillette, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Mar. 2024 But take a cue from Shaid Shah, the global president of Mars Food & Nutrition, the powerhouse behind brands like Dolmio, Ben’s Original, and Kevin’s Natural Foods. Orianna Rosa Royle, Fortune, 20 Jan. 2024 But Fritjofsson does take a cue from Instacart in another way: ads. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, 12 Dec. 2023

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