cue


cue
noun
ADJECTIVE
visual
VERB + CUE
wait for
follow, take

Her husband took his cue, and said that it was time for them to leave.

miss
give sb, provide

She had not yet been given the cue to go on to the stage.

This remark provided the cue for the crowd to start jeering.

PREPOSITION
on cue

I can't just cry on cue!

cue for

This was the cue for him to come into the room.

PHRASES
right on cue

Ella came in right on cue, just as they were being rude about her.

take your cue from sb/sth

They all took their cue from their leader.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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