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The meaning and origin of the expression: Hear hear

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What's the meaning of the phrase 'Hear hear'?

A shout of acclamation or agreement.

What's the origin of the phrase 'Hear hear'?

Originated in the British parliament in the 18th century as a contraction of 'hear him, hear him'. It is still often heard there although it is often used ironically these days.

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