One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a speech or question) delivered by an individual member at a meeting, not by a representative on the platform.‘questions from the floor will be invited’
- ‘He also answered questions from the floor, and one of his answers intrigued me.’
- ‘Much interest was shown in the subject by members and many questions were asked from the floor.’
- ‘The accounts were opened to questions from the floor and there were no points arising.’
- ‘There were only three questions from the floor and all were of a technical nature.’
- ‘Afterwards he will take questions from the floor and post-show he will sign copies of his novels.’
- ‘It was only when the moderator took questions from the floor that the discussion became more pointed.’
- ‘A selection of your questions will be asked from the floor of the event in Derry.’
- ‘There had been some hostile questions from the floor, but in the end there was loud applause at the outcome.’
- ‘Sparked by a question from the floor, the panel returned to this with some passion.’
- ‘The only sign of passion he showed on Wednesday was when he answered a question from the floor about fishing quotas.’
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