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give someone an inch and someone will take a mileIf concessions are made for someone, that will embolden them to take further advantage of the person who helped them, instead of being content with what they have been given.Rate it:

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go take a jump in the lake!a rude way of telling someone to go away and stop annoying you.Rate it:

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I take itUsed to indicate one's rendering of another's action.Rate it:

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kick ass and take namesTo beat someone in a competition, fight, or other situation.Rate it:

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on the takeCorrupt; receiving bribes or other improper payments.Rate it:

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she came in from the cold with her bold, brazen, out-spoken, take on the world positive attitude.Speaking her mind, daring to take on/face challenges, speaking up and speaking out, not staying shut to anyone, ready/willing to face whatever life/anyone dishes out to her.Rate it:

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shut up and take my moneySaid about something that the speaker wants to buy immediately.Rate it:

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take a back seatTo be second to someone or something; to be less important or have a lower priority.Rate it:

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Take a BackseatTo be at a secondary position or to be at a level of inferiority as compared to someone elseRate it:

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take a bathTo bathe.Rate it:

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take a bathTo lose a large amount of money in an investment.Rate it:

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take a bead onTo aim a gun at something.Rate it:

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take a biteTo eat a quick, light snack.Rate it:

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take a breathTo inhale and subsequently exhale air.Rate it:

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take a chanceTo risk; to try something risky.Rate it:

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take a dim view ofTo dislike; to regard with skepticism, disbelief, disfavor, etc.Rate it:

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take a diveTo feign a knockout in order to lose intentionally.Rate it:

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take a diveTo lose or fail intentionally.Rate it:

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take a flyerTo invest against odds.Rate it:

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take a flyerTo make a choice with an uncertain outcome; to take a chance.Rate it:

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take a gambleTo risk; to try something risky.Rate it:

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take a grabUsed other than as an idiom: see take, grab.Rate it:

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take a grabto mark the football, especially overheadRate it:

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take a hikeTo go away; to leave or depart.Rate it:

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take a hikeTo go hiking.Rate it:

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take a leaf out of someone's bookTo adopt an idea or practice of another person.Rate it:

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take a lickingTo suffer a defeat or a beating.Rate it:

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take a load offTo go from a standing position to a sitting one.Rate it:

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take a long walk on a short pierUsed to tell someone to go away, or that their request will not be met.Rate it:

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take a lookTo examine or observe.Rate it:

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take a numberRecognize that many others are in the same situation; recognize that one's concerns are not of high priority; be prepared to wait.Rate it:

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take a pictureTo photographically capture an image.Rate it:

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take a picture, it will last longeran ironic statement said after being stared at for a long time.Rate it:

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Take a PowderQuickly leaving a place or to sneak out from someoneRate it:

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take a powderTo leave in a hurry; run away; scram; depart without taking leave or notifying anyone, often with a connotation of avoiding something unpleasant or shirking responsibility.Rate it:

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take a ride to TyburnTo be executed.Rate it:

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take a run atTo attempt to achieve or acquire.Rate it:

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take a run atTo attack or challenge or to try to attack or challenge.Rate it:

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take a seatTo sit down; to become seated.Rate it:

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Take a Shine ToBecoming fond of something; or to like something quicklyRate it:

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take a shine to someonetake a shine to someoneRate it:

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take a shot in the darkTo try on something without having any knowledge about the subject.Rate it:

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take a spillTo trip or fall.Rate it:

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take a stab atTo attempt or try.Rate it:

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take a stab atTo guess.Rate it:

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take a tiger by the tailLatch-on, accost, challenge, confront someone or something which is dangerous, threatening, vicious, harmful, explosive, oppressive, vindictive.Rate it:

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take a tumbleTo fall in price or value.Rate it:

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take a tumbleTo fall off something, or down something.Rate it:

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take a turnChange in direction, tone, or tendency.Rate it:

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take a turnTo walk around; to stroll.Rate it:

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