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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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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.
Cesafi officials said the "status quo" would mean the situation where Aying was not allowed to play, but Aying's lawyer said this was not the legal definition of status quo, which refers to the last peaceful, uncontested standing of the parties before the controversy broke.
Aying was first allowed to play and later on disqualified, said Gonzales,"hence, the controversy started when Aying was maliciously disqualified without due process.
For now, we decided to postpone the game involving the team of Aying until we get a clarification from the court.
13, spouses Danilo and Avah Aying went to court saying their son was "unjustly" deprived by Cesafi's two-year residency rule from playing in this year's basketball games.