take a/one's cue from

Definition of take a/one's cue from

  1. :  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

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

    :  to seize or capture physically

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

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

  1. :  the letter q

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

    :  something serving a comparable purpose :  hint

    :  a feature indicating the nature of something perceived

  1. :  to give a cue to :  prompt

    :  to insert into a continuous performance

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

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

    :  queue

  1. :  queue

    :  to strike with a cue

    :  queue

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