take one's cue from

Follow the lead of another, as in I'm not sure what to bring, so I'll take my cue from you. This expression, first recorded in 1622, alludes to the cue giving an actor a signal to speak.


Nearby words

  1. take on,
  2. take on faith,
  3. take on oneself,
  4. take one's breath away,
  5. take one's chances,
  6. take one's hat off to,
  7. take one's leave,
  8. take one's medicine,
  9. take one's time,
  10. take one's word for

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