after you - definition and synonyms

phrase spoken
  1. 1
    used for politely telling someone that they can do something before you or can walk somewhere in front of you

    ‘I’m sorry, were you waiting to be served?’ ‘No, no, after you.’

  2. 2
    British used for asking someone if you can use or have something when they have finished with it
    after you with:

    After you with the butter.

See also main entry: after