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.

Example Sentences

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“Take a/one's cue from.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%2Fone%27s%20cue%20from. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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