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slang A humorous variant of "oh no," an exclamation of alarm, dismay, or disbelief. Used primarily in text messages and online communications. A: "I heard we're having a pop quiz tomorrow!" B: "Oh noes! I haven't been keeping up with the readings :-O " Oh noes! I can't believe they killed my favorite character in the series!
the noes have it
The majority has voted against something. Though many felt sure the funding bill would be passed, last-minute defection by several key senators has meant that the noes have it.
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the noes have itthe negative votes are in the majority. Compare with the ayes have it (at aye).
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