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    cue lawsuits

    Hi there,

    What does "cue" mean in the following context?

    First thing first, Trump University was never a university. When the “school” was established in 2005, the New York State Education Department warned that it was in violation of state law for operating without a NYSED license. Trump ignored the warnings. (The institution is now called, ahem, “Trump Entrepreneur Initiative.”) Cue lawsuits.

    Thank you.

    emp0608

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    Re: cue lawsuits

    It means that the NYSED declaring that it is not a university is a cue for lawsuits from students who thought they were getting a university education and degree.

    Cue: a thing said or done that serves as a signal to an actor or other performer to enter or to begin their speech or performance.
    [COLOR=#878787 !important]"she had not yet been given her cue to come out on to the dais"
    https://www.google.com.au/?gws_rd=ssl#q=cue+meaning

    Movie directors often say "Cue lighting, cue action, etc." The above situation was "Cue lawsuits". It's playing with words.



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