Definition of two cheers in English:

two cheers

phrase

  • 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.’’