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aye aye

An affirmation that a request or order has been understood and will be carried out directly. Originates from the Royal and US Navy, where it is an official reply to a command issued by a superior officer. A: "Can you be sure to pick up some eggs when you go to the supermarket?" B: "Aye aye!"
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aye aye, sir

An affirmation that a request or order has been understood and will be carried out directly. Originates from the Royal and U.S. Navy, where it is an official reply to a command issued by a superior officer. A: "Will you grab a drink for me when you're heading to the bar?" B: "Aye aye, sir!"
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the ayes have it

The majority has voted in favor (of something). Few were sure whether this controversial tax bill would be passed, but it looks like the ayes have it.
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the ayes have it

the affirmative votes are in the majority.
Aye is an archaic or dialect word meaning ‘yes’, now used in standard speech only when voting. Compare with the noes have it (at no).
2000 Guardian The arguments will continue. But we think the ‘ayes’ have it.
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For more information about AYES, which is a member of the ACTE Business-Education Partnership, visit www.
Another aspect of AYES is the guidance of industry professionals, so the MBIT students are provided with mentors who are experienced technicians.
In recognition of its strong connections between business and industry and the emphasis the program places on project-based learning, MBIT's AYES program was named a Promising Program in 2001 by the National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education.
Continued training and professional development is an important aspect of AYES and, increasingly, of the automotive service industry itself as it experiences ongoing technological changes.
Through this partnership, AYES strives to enhance the public image of the automotive service industry, encourage young people to consider careers in the industry and prepare those young people for entry-level positions or advanced studies in automotive technology.
High schools and technical schools participating in AYES have ASE-certified automotive programs and active chapters of SkillsUSA-VICA.
So far the young AYES has produced only a tiny fraction of the 60,000 technicians the auto industry says it will need over the next five years, but Moore is pleased with the start.
Willis completed the first two years of her AYES program at Tulsa Technology Center, which already had - and still has - an automotive tech prep option called Transportation 2000.
The decision to place a Tulsa Tech student in either AYES or T2000 usually depends on matchmaking, Stewart says.
Stewart welcomes the addition of AYES, even if it does mean a little healthy competition between dealer and nondealer shops.