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    Snigel is offline Newbie
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    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.

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    Snigel

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: The eyes have it

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

    Old English - Aye = YES; Nay = No

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