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take your cue from somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake your cue from somebodytake your cue from somebodyCOPYto use someone else’s actions or behaviour to show you what you should do or how you should behave With interest rates, the smaller banks will take their cue from the Federal Bank. cue
Examples from the Corpus
take your cue from somebodyI took my cue from her, surviving the eulogy by neatly disconnecting myself from what was said.McGee, who had clearly been primed, did not move and Julia took her cue from him.Maybe the academy membership took its cues from the small panel that decided the nominees in the top four categories.But there was change in the air: one woman began to study and others took their cue from her.The salesman controls the timing of a sale, but he should take his cues from the buyer.They speculated, taking their cues from the beliefs of many religions, that mind would eventually free itself from matter.Musically, things take their cues from the staging s unsettling tone.We take our cue from our leaders.The woman takes her cue from the guy eventually.
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