Phrases.net »

Phrases related to: take root

Yee yee! We've found 743 phrases and idioms matching take root.

bring sand to the beachto take something that is plentiful at the destination, such as a date to a party with plenty of mixed company.Rate it:

(3.50 / 2 votes)
hunker downTo take shelter; to prepare oneself for some eventuality; to focus on a task.Rate it:

(3.33 / 3 votes)
back upFor the non-striker to take a few steps down the pitch, in preparation to taking a run, just as the bowler bowls the ball.Rate it:

(3.00 / 1 vote)
bring aboutTo cause to take place.Rate it:

(3.00 / 1 vote)
coupons le câbleLet us take the decisive step.Rate it:

(3.00 / 1 vote)
go out on a limbTo take a risk.Rate it:

(3.00 / 1 vote)
lay upTo take out of active service.Rate it:

(3.00 / 1 vote)
no brainerSomething that supposedly doesn’t take much intellectual thought. Whoever says that something is a no brainer is usually the one with no brains.Rate it:

(3.00 / 2 votes)
pay outTo repay, take revenge.Rate it:

(3.00 / 1 vote)
put upTo house, shelter, or take in.Rate it:

(3.00 / 1 vote)
run backTo take someone home by car. Give someone a lift to their house.Rate it:

(3.00 / 1 vote)
back downTo take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to.Rate it:

(2.67 / 3 votes)
grace periodA length of time during which rules or penalties do not take effect or are withheld.Rate it:

(2.50 / 2 votes)
play alongTo take part in a charade, deception, or practical joke.Rate it:

(2.00 / 2 votes)
bend over backwardsTo make a great effort; to take extraordinary care; to go to great lengths.Rate it:

(1.00 / 2 votes)
doTo take drugs.Rate it:

(1.00 / 1 vote)
that's the way life isThat is the way things happenCertain things cannot be changed, helped or improved; struggle and objection are pointless.1935, Louis Bromfield, The Man Who Had Everything, page 279:That's the way life is, and there's no use trying to go against it.1979, Jay Edward Abrams, A Theology of Christian Counseling: More Than Redemption, ISBN 0310511011, page 45:There are no standards, no values; that's the way life is. Learn to accept it and slide with it. Stop fighting it.2002, B. Eugene Ellison, Rings of the Templars, ISBN 059524050X, page 337:Shit happens; that's the way life is. In fact, I want you to take an additional thousand for your efforts.Rate it:

(1.00 / 1 vote)
à la cour du roi chacun pour soiEvery man for himself and the devil take the hindmost. Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
à la guerre comme à la guerreOne must take things as they come; We must take the rough with the smooth.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
à votre air on ne vous donnerait pas vingt-cinq ansFrom your looks I should take you for less than five-and-twenty.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
accordez-vous si votre affaire est bonne, si votre cause est mauvaise, plaidez. [j. b. rousseau , épigrammes, ii. 19]If you’ve a good case, try and compromise; If you’ve a bad one, take it into court.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
act uponTo take action on the basis of information received or deduced.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
ad opus faciendum accedereto take a task in hand, engage upon it.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
after youA gesture, usually polite, urging another person to take a turn at something ahead of the speaker.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
aliquem in or ad consilium adhibereto consult a person, take his advice.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
all rights reservedThe copyright holder of a creative work reserves all copyright-related rights, typically including the right to publish the work, to make derivative works of it, to distribute it, to make profit from it, to license a number of these rights to other people, and to forbid these uses by any unauthorized people, thus being entitled to take legal action against infringement.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
animum capere, colligereto take courage.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
animum recipere (Liv. 2. 50)to take courage again.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
animus alicui accedit, crescitto take courage.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
arma capere, sumereto take up one's arms.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
assume the mantleTo take on a specific role or position, along with any associated responsibilites.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
attrape!1. Catch! 2. Take that! 3. It serves you right.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
augurium agere, auspicari (N. D. 2. 4. 11)to take the auspices, observe the flight of birds.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
bark up the wrong treeTo attempt or pursue the wrong thing; to take the wrong approach; to follow a false lead.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
bite off more than one can chewTo try to do too much; to take on or attempt more than one is capable of doing.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
bite someone in the arseTo punish or take retribution on.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
boire la goutte (fam.)To have a drop; To take a nip.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
broad shouldersThe ability to take criticism, or accept responsibility.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
buck upCheer up; take courage; take heart.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
business before pleasureAn admonishment that discharging one's obligations must take precedence over devoting time to pursuits meant solely for one's own gratification.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
bust outto bring out, to take outRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
call rollTo make a roll call; to take attendance.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
call someone's bluffTo take action on the basis that another person is bluffing.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
Call the ShotsTo take charge, to order, to make the decisionsRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
call the tunetake control of something.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
capere aliquem vivumto take a person alive.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
carry onTo take baggage or luggage onto an airplane, rather than check it.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
carry the canTo take responsibility, especially in a challenging situation.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
cart awayTo take something away in order to dispose of it; to remove a large volume of materials.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
catch nappingTo surprise; to take advantage of the lack of watchfulness of.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)

We need you!

Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!