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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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