As if on cue, the buzzing of helicopters filled the sky—the president had officially arrived in Ramallah.
cue a bevy of family watchdog groups ringing in 2013 with horror and outrage.
That should have been the cue for the police to ask the question that could have changed everything.
"stage direction," 1550s, from Q, which was used 16c., 17c. in stage plays to indicate actors' entrances, probably as an abbreviation of Latin quando "when" (see quandary) or a similar Latin adverb. Shakespeare has it as both Q and cue.
"billiard stick," 1749, variant of queue (n.). Cue ball first recorded 1881.
1928, from cue (n.1). Related: Cued, cueing.