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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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Can we have a definite answer?," said lawyer Donato Gonzales, one of the counsels of the Aying family.
He said the court should correct the interpretation of Cesafi officials on its two-year residency requirement which is being used in Aying's case.
Cesafi is asking the court to reconsider an earlier decision to issue a TRO and to allow Aying to play.
He said Aying of the University of San Carlos (USC) Baby Warriors was ineligible as ruled by the Cesafi screening committee and affirmed by the Board of Trustees, including the president of the university where Aying is enrolled.
stops USC Baby Warriors head coach Britt Reroma from fielding Aying in their game against the University of the Visayas Baby Lancers in the first game at the Cebu Coliseum.
August 5 - Aying's parents, the USC coaching staff, USC Basic Education Department (BED) officials write to the Cesafi executive board seeking a reinvestigation on why the Cesafi screening committee overturned its earlier decision on Aying's eligibility.
August 15 - The Cesafi executive board affirms the decision of the screening committee to bar Aying from playing this season for lack of residency.
He said he thought it was okay to field Aying since USC was able to give an explanation letter to Tiukinhoy.
13 - Scott Aying's parents go to court on behalf of their son