This page is about the conversational phrase after you
A polite thing to say when you're letting somebody do something before you do, such as walk through a door or take salad from a bowl.
- "After you," said Sam. "Thanks," said Jenny as she walked through the door.
- I reached for the salt just as my uncle did. "After you, my dear," he said.
When we got to the door, Tom said, "After you."
Contributor: Matt Errey