English version

take the floor

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake the floortake the floorTALK/MAKE A SPEECHto begin speaking at an important public meeting The chairman then took the floor. floor
Examples from the Corpus
take the floorAll delegates have a voice at the Conference and can take the floor on any issue raised.The bride and groom took the floor for the first dance.An additional reduction to the intervention rate has taken the floor rate to 4. 45 percent.Norman, who had sacked the rest of the team, took the floor.
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