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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  29/ABR/2006 9:19 AM
Assunto:  Cue
 
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This was discussed recently:

4.  take your cue from sb/sth   por Dale/RS às 14/ABR/2006, 11:23 PM
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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Deivis, you did well in sending the context.  Be aware that "cue" is also "taco".


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Cue  –  Deivis  29/ABR/2006, 6:23 AM
Cue  –  pat  29/ABR/2006, 6:46 AM
 Cue  –  Dale/RS  29/ABR/2006, 9:19 AM

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