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Three successive hurrahs shouted to express appreciation or congratulation.‘three cheers for the winners!’
- ‘The Commerce students of Fatima College topped the competitive list with high scores, receiving three cheers from the spectators.’
- ‘One passenger led the rest in three cheers for Concorde.’
- ‘When they tried to raise three cheers for the couple during the walkabout, they could only muster two.’
- ‘If the relocation of 110 civil service jobs from London to York is not worth three cheers, it certainly merits a hearty two.’
- ‘She was treated to a chorus of ‘happy birthday’ and three cheers from the assembled guests.’
- ‘Join with me now, and give three cheers for the life of a great Tasmanian.’
- ‘It was a congratulations to him and a three cheers.’
- ‘Respecting Copyright is a good thing, and three cheers for a website that makes it easier to do that.’
- ‘There was levity, including lots of cheers and high spirits, a conga line and even three cheers for the Queen's 50th jubilee.’
- ‘He and the other two waved the rest off and said three cheers to them.’
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