from the floor

from the floor

From a member of the congregation, rather than from someone on stage or at a podium, as of a speech or remark. She expressed her displeasure with the congressman's speech from the floor.
See also: floor

from the floor

(of a speech or question) delivered by an individual member at a meeting or assembly, rather than by a representative on the platform.
See also: floor
References in classic literature ?
About six feet from the floor he discovered a sleeping-perch near one end of the apartment.
Picking him up from the floor, he fondled and caressed him, talking to him while the tears ran down his cheeks:
How long he sat thus he did not know; but finally he was aroused by a noise coming from the floor below.
Notice that your tailbone has moved away from the floor by curling toward the ceiling.
From fifth position front, the movement starts when the toes curl back just grazing the floor and the heel releases from the floor and stays forward.
Finally, again push your hands and also your feet into the floor bringing your body into a backbend, lifting from the floor up.