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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  14/ABR/2006 11:23 PM
Assunto:  take your cue from sb/sth
 
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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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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
take your cue from sb/sth  –  Alexandre  14/ABR/2006, 4:38 PM
take your cue from sb/sth  –  Marcio Osorio  14/ABR/2006, 9:05 PM
 take your cue from sb/sth  –  Dale/RS  14/ABR/2006, 11:23 PM
take your cue from sb/sth  –  Marcio Osorio  16/ABR/2006, 7:32 PM

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