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A polite formula used to suggest that someone goes in front of or takes a turn before oneself.
- ‘"After you Madam. I never precede a lady."’
- ‘After you ladies, he said offering her his most charming smile as she offered him a shy smile and brushed past him.’
- ‘No, please, after you. Please, I insist, you go first.’
- ‘"Not a bit of it, please after you sir" "Ah, non, non, I would not dare sir, after you"’
- ‘He stood back politely. After you, sir, after you.’
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