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Common Idioms and Phrases with Take
Take a seat (= sit down)
Please take a seat. / Please take your seat.
Take power / office
The new manager will take office in March.
Take cover (= hide)
Theyíre shooting at us! Quick, take cover!
Take a risk
If you canít take risks you canít be a successful entrepreneur.
Take the credit
I did all the work, but Peter took all the credit.
He took full responsibility for the failure of the project.
Please donít take offence at my remarks.
Take interest / take an interest
I have never taken much interest in gardening.
Can take something or leave it (to not care whether you have, see or do something)
I like ice cream, but I can take it or leave it. (I donít really care whether I have ice cream or not.)
Take it from me
An expression used for emphasizing that what you are saying is true and people should believe it
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