What is the meaning of the phrase “my cue to leave”?

When someone says that’s my cue to leave, they basically mean that because of something that just happened that it’s a signal that they should leave. The word “cue” is used in show business to mean a signal that is given to an actor that lets him/her know to begin his/her performance.

Example of “my cue to leave” in a sentence

As soon as I heard the police sirens pulling up to the party, 
I knew that was my cue to leave.

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