One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Qualified approval or mild enthusiasm.‘larger companies gave at least two cheers for the Budget’
- ‘We watch fascinated as that character squirms his way through to a moral victory of sorts, then we give him a half-hearted two cheers for just surviving.’
- ‘The crowd seems somewhat restrained, giving him two cheers (we give him three) surrounding two beatitudes, both from Ps 118: 25-26, and part of the Passover seder.’
- ‘As the World Cup lunacy begins, I intend to summon up my two cheers for anyone who has a hope of beating our English friends.’
- ‘But I still think that the progress humanists have made on this issue in recent years deserves a resounding - two cheers.’
- ‘Many will greet such noble intentions with two cheers, having heard them before and waited too long to see them put into practice.’
- ‘While critical here, I still give Danny two cheers, and no one will cheer a third time more loudly if he can successfully address the issues raised here.’
- ‘He raises two cheers for TV talent shows’
- ‘We should only give two cheers for him, since he would have been on even stronger ground had he told West that his so-called scholarly research was worthless.’
- ‘Against this background, the reforms to the Penal Code approved by the National Assembly last week are to be greeted with two cheers, forfeiting one as a penalty for MPs having taken so long to getting around to it.’
- ‘He said: ‘There were two cheers for these promises but locals want more effective action taken now, to improve station safety.’’
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