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Re: Hear hear

Posted by RRC on March 08, 2006

In Reply to: Here here posted by A confused yank on March 08, 2006

: I on occasion here British politicians in Parliament use the phrase "here here". Dumb question I know, but what does that mean? "can I get your attention"? or maybe "what are you saying"? or "shut up, that comment is out of order"? or "its my turn to speak"?
: Can anyone clue me in?

"Hear, hear!" means "I agree heartily with the previous speaker." see http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=19980304