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    'open up the floor to any questions'

    "I'm going to end my talk here. In a moment, I'll open up the floor to any questions, but first let me thank you for your time and attention."

    What does it mean of 'open up the floor to any questions'?

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    Re: 'open up the floor to any questions'

    It when you give your audience a chance to ask you questions.

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    Re: 'open up the floor to any questions'

    At a public meeting in a hall, the speakers are usually seated on a raised platform or stage at the front. Where the audience sits is called 'the floor'. Questions may be asked of the speakers, and is called 'a question from the floor'; and at the end of the meeting, the moderator will invite questions by saying, "The floor is now open to questions."

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