Anonymous:
Could anybody please explain to me what this expression (the floor is yours) means? and on what occassion do we use it? thanks
the senate, the house of representatives, any formal meetings where a presenter stands before attendees, maybe. It's usually said when you're done making your point or your time is up to mean the 'floor' is available for the next speaker/presenter. It's always used when you hear words like bill, motion, etc. So, you wouldn't yield the floor in a staff meeting. You might yield the table. Just kidding Emotion: smile
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