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hear, hear

An interjection or cheer of approval, acceptance, or agreement. A: "We must begin by ensuring that each employee feels confident that they can raise complaints without fear of retribution by anyone in the company." B: "Hear, hear. It will have been long overdue, but better late than never." "Hear, hear!" shouted the members of congress after the president's speech.
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hear, hear

An expression used to express approval, as in Whenever the senator spoke, he was greeted with cries of "Hear! hear!" This expression was originally Hear him! hear him! and used to call attention to a speaker's words. It gradually came to be used simply as a cheer. [Late 1600s]
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ˌhear, ˈhear!

called out, usually at a public meeting, etc. to express agreement and approval: ‘It is the wish of this government that both unemployment and inflation be reduced to acceptable levels.’ ‘Hear, hear!’

hear, hear

Used to express approval.
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He added, to clapping and cries of "Hear, hear" that Dr Williams was a "seeker after truth and love."
HEAR, hear! Wayne Spackman (Viewpoints, June 11), the `upgrading' of blocks E and B of the grandstand from wing to centre blocks and meaning a 34 per cent jack in price is a disgrace.
Or as Wales gaffer Chris Coleman said: "I am delighted with Gareth and can't speak highly enough of his attitude." Hear, hear.
HEAR, hear to Liverpool council's plans to ban drinking in our parks.
In some people, the genetic drive to eat is all-consuming (hear, hear) while scientists are close to developing a drug to help us in the battle against fat.
I told her I think she needs to slow down just a little and take some time for herself." Hear, hear..
We should ask tenants what commitment they will make to improve their skills and find work." Hear, hear.