LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||14/ABR/2006 11:23 PM|
|Assunto:||take your cue from sb/sth|
I think "cue" comes from the theater. When actor "A" says a certain word or does a certain thing, actor "B" knows it's time for him to say his lines or do something. When you take a cue from something, you are following his example, acting on his suggestion, etc. The doesn't have to be spoken.
If I invite you to a party Saturday and I mention I'm going to wear my new suit, would you go in a suit or a T-shirt? You'd probably realize from my comment that the party requires nice clothing and you would take my cue and wear a suit too. Right?
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