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Posted by Russ Cable on August 18, 2005

In Reply to: YOU HAD ME AT HELLO posted by Smokey Stover on August 18, 2005

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: : question: hi!

: : Please explain to me the meaning of YOU HAD ME AT HELLO

: Once again, context, context! Is this by any chance from a piece of fiction (including movies and TV)? Is there any small chance that one character is saying, "As soon as I heard you say, 'Hello,' I was yours"? SS

AFAIK, this is originally from the 1996 movie "Jerry Maquire". Tom Cruise delivers a long heart-felt apology and profession of love to Renee Zellwegger to which she says "You had me at "hello". Means much as what Smokey guessed.