Results 1 to 2 of 2

    • Join Date: Feb 2007
    • Posts: 2
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    The eyes have it

    Hello,

    I have come across the expression "the eyes have it", but I have been unable to find a satisfactory explanation of its meaning. I heard it in a situation where there was a vote and then the moderator said "the eyes have it", which seemed to mean that the vote was decided. I would also be interested in any etymology on such an expression, since it seems really odd to me.

    Kindest regards,

    Snigel


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,448
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: The eyes have it

    The "Ayes" have it - those who voted Yes have won the vote.

    Old English - Aye = YES; Nay = No

Similar Threads

  1. bent-on-one-thing eyes.
    By Humble in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 15-Feb-2007, 14:03
  2. From the corner of my eyes
    By kohyoongliat in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 28-Jan-2007, 13:27
  3. eg. idle eyes - idolize
    By ctanderson in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25-Nov-2006, 23:53
  4. Smoke gets in your eyes
    By Humble in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 19-Nov-2006, 12:24
  5. has eyes for you?
    By bosun in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 31-Oct-2006, 12:55

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •