Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Cue (1 syl.).

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Cue (1 syl.).
The tail of a sentence (French, queue), the catch-word which indicates when another actor is to speak; a hint; the state of a person’s temper, as “So-and-so is in a good cue (or) bad oue.”   1
        “When my cue comes, call me, and I will answer.”—Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream, iv. 1.
   To give the cue. To give the hint. (See above.)   2


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