Definition of after you in English:

after you


  • A polite formula used to suggest that someone goes in front of or takes a turn before oneself.

    • ‘He stood back politely. “After you, sir, after you.”’
    • ‘"Not a bit of it, please after you sir" "Ah, non, non, I would not dare sir, after you"’
    • ‘“No, please, after you.” “Please, I insist, you go first.”’
    • ‘"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.’