Definition of the noes have it in English:

the noes have it


  • The negative votes are in the majority.

    • ‘The noes have it and the amendment is lost.’
    • ‘The Chair must state whether the ayes or the noes have it and, if a member challenges the Chair's opinion, the question must be decided by a division.’
    • ‘Add me to the mix, and the noes have it.’
    • ‘If the noes have it, then that is what most expect.’