Have the floor

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Definition

(Mr. Delavigne, you) have the floor: (Mr. Delavigne,) it's (your) turn to speak
verb

to open up the floor for questions: to give the audience an opportunity to ask questions
idiom
I will now open up the floor for questions. If you want to ask anything, please raise your hand.

Examples

  • "Emcee : We'd like to open the floor for questions now."
  • "I will now open up the floor for a brief question and answer session."
  • "Susie : Brian, please open the floor for questions."
  • "Now I'd like to open the floor for questions and comments, alright?"
  • "Following this, we will open the floor to anyone who wishes to express their thoughts, concerns or (if applicable) praise."
  • "Now, I'd like to open the floor for discussion, and eventually a vote to approve the new budget proposals."

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