take the floor
phrasal to rise (as in a meeting or a legislative assembly) to make a formal address

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • take the floor — {v. phr.} To get up and make a speech in a meeting. * /The audience became very attentive the moment the president took the floor./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take the floor — {v. phr.} To get up and make a speech in a meeting. * /The audience became very attentive the moment the president took the floor./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take the floor — Start talking or giving a speech to a group …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • take the floor — verb 1. stand up to dance (Freq. 2) • Hypernyms: ↑arise, ↑rise, ↑uprise, ↑get up, ↑stand up • Verb Frames: Somebody s 2. rise in or …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the floor — have/take the floor ► MEETINGS to have the right to speak or to start to speak in a meeting: »Excuse me, I have the floor and have the right to be listened to. Main Entry: ↑floor …   Financial and business terms

  • take the floor —    Start talking or giving a speech to a group   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    When someone takes the floor, they rise to make a speech or presentation.     When I take the floor, my speech will be short. he said …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • take the floor — take the right to speak …   English contemporary dictionary

  • take\ the\ floor — v. phr. To get up and make a speech in a meeting. The audience became very attentive the moment the president took the floor …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take the floor — idi to arise to address a meeting …   From formal English to slang

  • have/take the floor — ► MEETINGS to have the right to speak or to start to speak in a meeting: »Excuse me, I have the floor and have the right to be listened to. Main Entry: ↑floor …   Financial and business terms

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