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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!"
See also: aye, sir

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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But it happened at least thrice that treasury members said 'Ayes' when they were required to say 'No' during voting on the amendment motions brought by the Opposition.
Raja Basharat was heard in the Press Gallery saying either 'Aye' or 'No' in a loud voice.
The Coast Guard said that they were able to dismantle another set of explosives owned by Ayes after the explosion.
Being a part of the AYES program at the national level as well as the state level, I will make a presentation at the AYES conference.
Wahidullah Shahrani mines minister with 140 ayes, 78 nays, one invalid and 13 abstentions.
Enayatullah Baligh, Hajj and Islamic affairs, got 115 nays, 108 ayes, 2 invalid and six abstentions Mohammad Ismael, Water and Energy, got 109 nays, 111 ayes, 5 invalid and 5 abstentions.
There has been some muttering that Mohammad-Reza Bahonar, the second deputy speaker, pocketed some nay cards and substituted some aye cards from his pocket.
Those rejected include Dr Obaidullah Obaid, nominee for the slot of higher education portfolio who received 121 nays, 94 ayes, 5 invalid and 12 abstentions.
A recent survey showed that AYES interns are 40 percent more likely to stay with a dealership than technicians hired by other means.
When EVIT students are accepted into AYES, they are assigned a mentor at the dealership where they will be working for their internship.
"The Department of Labor's grant will allow AYES to provide high-quality automotive training to far more young men and women than ever before," says Gerd Klauss, chairman of AYES and president/CEO of Volkswagen of America.
"Henry has long been an active partner with Oklahoma's CareerTech system, playing a critical role in the launching of the original AYES, formerly called GM (General Motors) YES program in the mid '90s," says Orville Manuel, CareerTech automotive program state advisor.
Students in the MBIT automotive technology and automotive collision programs work full time in participating dealerships for 10 weeks during the summer between 11th and 12th grades, which is typical for AYES students.
The AYES Mentor/Intern Train the Trainer sessions are designed to train AYES school personnel and others in AYES communities to be certified mentor/intern trainers.
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.