hear, hear

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Hear, hear! (1689) imperative, used as an exclamation to call attention to a speaker; now a general cry of approbation. Originally "hear him!"

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hear, hear

  1. (idiomatic, often after a toast) Let us hear and applaud the previous speaker; I endorse the previous statement; Expression of support, agreement, or enthusiasm for what has just been said.
    Hearty congratulations are in order to Selma for her successful completion of the curriculum. / Hear, hear!

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