after you


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after you

A set phrase that politely urges another person to do something first. When they both reached the entrance at the same time, the man held the door open and said, "After you." Oh, you can bowl first—after you.
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After you.

Please go ahead of me.; Please pass through ahead of me. Bob stepped back and made a motion with his hand indicating that Mary should go first. "After you," smiled Bob.
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