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catch someone nappingTo take advantage of someone's inattention.Rate it:

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causam popularem suscipere or defendereto take up the cause of the people, democratic principles.Rate it:

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ce sont les paresseux qui font le plus de cheminLazy people take the most pains.Rate it:

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chew the meat and spit out the bonesTo take in a great deal of information and selectively disregard some of it as invalid or inapplicableRate it:

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cibum sumere, capereto take food.Rate it:

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clap onto temporarily add something to an existing part, especially to add an additional sail to take advantage of a fair windRate it:

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Clip Your WingsTo cut off luxuries and privileges or take away the power and authority enjoyed by someoneRate it:

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come fromTo derive one's opinion or argument from; to take as a conceptual starting point.Rate it:

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come to gripsseize the day! grasp the meaning, act upon the challenge, address the issue, issue stringent directives, take command, show 'em who's boss!Rate it:

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companyAs he had worked for the CIA for over 30 years, he would soon take retirement from the company.Rate it:

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considere alicubi (Att. 5. 14. 1)to take up one's abode in a place, settle down somewhere.Rate it:

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consilia inter se communicareto take common counsel.Rate it:

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consistere in monteto take up one's position on a mountain.Rate it:

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consuetudo inveterascit (B. G. 5. 41. 5)a custom is taking root, growing up.Rate it:

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cool itCalm down, relax, take a time out.Rate it:

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cover one's assTo make preparations or take precautions to ensure that one is not blamed or punished for one's conduct.Rate it:

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cover someone's assTo make preparations or take precautions to ensure that a person is not blamed or punished for his or her conduct.Rate it:

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cross the rubiconTo make an irreversible decision or to take an action with consequences.Rate it:

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cum aliquo facere (Sull. 13. 36)to take some one's side.Rate it:

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curae habere aliquidto have laid something to heart; to take an interest in a thing.Rate it:

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cut acrossTo take a shortcut over or through.Rate it:

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cut cornersTo do a less than thorough or complete job; to do something poorly or take short cuts.Rate it:

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cut throughto take a shortcut throughRate it:

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c’est à prendre ou à laisserYou must take it or leave it; It’s a case of Hobson’s choice.Rate it:

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c’est mon dernier motThat is the last concession I can make; I will not take less.Rate it:

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dar las tantascause someone to take a long timeRate it:

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delectari aliqua reto take pleasure in a thing.Rate it:

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delight into enjoy; to take pleasure inRate it:

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demittere aliquid in pectus or in pectus animumque suumto take a thing to heart.Rate it:

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deprehendere aliquem in manifesto scelereto take a person in the act.Rate it:

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discessionem facere (Sest. 34. 74)to take the vote (by division).Rate it:

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do offTo take off.Rate it:

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Do or DieTo get complete success or failure; to take the chance of destroy oneself in trying to succeedRate it:

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don't make me laughUsed to express that one cannot take a suggestion seriously.Rate it:

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donnant donnantfair's fair, give and takeRate it:

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dot the i's and cross the t'sTo take care of every detail, even minor ones; To be meticulous or thorough.Rate it:

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double takerSomething causing someone to do a double takeRate it:

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drink from a firehoseTo take a small amount from an enormous, hard-to-manage quantity.Rate it:

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eat the windTo take a walk.Rate it:

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Eat Your WordsTo admit your mistake humbly; to say sorry for something you did or said; to take your words backRate it:

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epistulam deprehendereto take forcible possession of a letter.Rate it:

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étourdir la grosse faimTo take the edge off one’s appetite.Rate it:

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exsurgere altius or incitatius ferrito take a higher tone (especially of poets and orators).Rate it:

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Eye For an Eye and a Tooth for a ToothTo take retribution or give penalty similar to the original offense or faultRate it:

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faire de l’eau (of boats)To take in fresh water.Rate it:

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fall on one's swordTo voluntarily take the blame for a situation.Rate it:

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feed a cold, starve a feverEating more will cure the common cold, and eating less will cure a fever.1887, J. H. Whelan, "The Treatment of Colds.", The Practitioner, vol. 38, pg. 180:"Feed a cold, starve a fever." There is a deal of wisdom in the first part of this advice. A person with a catarrh should take an abundance of light nutritious food, and some light wine, but avoid spirits, and above all tobacco.1968, Katinka Loeser, The Archers at Home, publ. Atheneum, New York, pg. 60:I have a cold. 'Feed a cold, starve a fever.' You certainly know that.2009, Shelly Reuben, Tabula Rasa, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ISBN 015101079X, pg. 60:They say feed a cold, starve a fever, but they don't tell you what to do when you got both, so I figured scrambled eggs, tea, and toast.Rate it:

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fend offTo take defensive action, push against, veer away, avoid, steer away, retreat, tack, give strong vocal or signal warning.Rate it:

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filer à l'anglaiseto take French leaveRate it:

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filer à l’anglaiseTo leave without saying good-bye, without attracting attention; To take French leave.Rate it:

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