the ayes have it

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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.
See also: aye, have

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.
See also: aye, have