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Take the floor   /teɪk ðə flɔr/   Listen
Take the floor

Stand up to dance.
Rise in order to make a speech or motion.

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"Take the floor" Quotes from Famous Books

... him—done last year by that fine artist, James Colthurst, as a study for the portrait he was to paint—hanging between the two western windows, at right angles to her bed where she could always see it, proved the worst offender. It did not take the floor, it is true, but remained in its frame upon the wall. Yet it too came alive, and looked full at her, compelling her attention, dominating, commanding her; while, slowly, deliberately it changed, the features slightly losing their accentuation, growing youthful, softer in ...
— Deadham Hard • Lucas Malet

Words linked to "Take the floor" :   speak, get up, rise, address, uprise, stand up, arise

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