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cue someone in

1. Lit. to give someone a cue; to indicate to someone that the time has come. Now, cue the orchestra director in. All right, cue in the announcer.
2. Fig. to tell someone what is going on. (Almost the same as clue someone in (on something).) I want to know what's going on. Cue me in. Cue in the general about the troop movement.
See also: cue

take one's cue from someone

to use someone else's behavior or reactions as a guide to one's own. (From the theatrical cue as a signal to speak, etc.) If you don't know which spoons to use at the dinner, just take your cue from John. The other children took their cue from Tommy and ignored the new boy.
See also: cue, take

(right) on cue

as if planned to happen exactly at that moment We were traveling up a narrow river in East Africa when, right on cue, a hippopotamus thrust its head out of the water.
See also: cue, on

take your cue from somebody/something

also take a cue from somebody/something
to be strongly influenced by someone or something else The national assembly takes its cue from the president and seldom challenges her policies. His new tunes take their cues from the music of Africa and Cuba.
See also: cue, take

cue in

Give information or instructions, for example, She said she'd cue us in on their summer plans. This verbal use of the noun cue in the sense of "guiding suggestion" dates from the 1920s.
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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.
See also: cue, take

cue in

1. To give a signal to someone at a specified time, especially a signal to begin: The conductor cued in each section of the choir one by one. Cue me in when it's time to say my lines.
2. To give information or instructions to someone, such as a latecomer: I cued in my coworker about the items that we discussed at the beginning of the meeting. She cued me in to what happened in the first five minutes of the movie.
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cue up

1. To position an audio or video recording in readiness for playing: The DJ cued up the next record on the turntable as the song came to an end. I wanted to show scenes from the film during my presentation, so I cued them up ahead of time.
2. To form or get into a waiting line; queue up: The customers cued up for tickets long before the box office was open.
See also: cue, up
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The new suit did not name which former CUES president and CEO was party to the negotiations.
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After completing the screening assessment, eligible participants underwent a 15-minute VR session in a VR environment unrelated to cannabis cues or the craving environment to familiarize them with the VR experience, visual analog scales, input system, and study procedures.
The tangible cues were introduced to each child, and both teacher and therapist recorded on a data sheet whether the child chose the cue appropriately.
Because they don't know the cause of bipolar disorder--formerly known as manic depression--scientists can't tell whether difficulties in processing facial cues contribute to manic and depressed states, or whether those mental states hamper the processing of facial cues, Leibenluft says.
Players used to be able to take their cues on board with them but that's all stopped now because of increased security.
Quality coaching and practice result in indelible engrams that are immediately called upon when a specific movement is initiated and when responses to a host of cues (e.
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CUES integrates data and tools from the National Map with ecosystem monitoring and other science applications to address a range of critical urban issues.
Since the consumption of venison in South Africa is still low and little research into consumers' quality perceptions could be found, this study investigated the importance South African venison consumers attached to a variety of quality cues.
Snooker players feel like that about their cues - only amplified about a thousand times.