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take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselvesAlternative form of take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.Rate it:

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take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselvesIf you take care of little things one at a time, they can add up to big things.1750, Chesterfield, letter 5 Feb. (1932) IV. 1500:Old Mr. Lowndes, the famous Secretary of the Treasury, ?used to say?Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves.1912, G. B. Shaw, Pygmalion ii. 132:Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves is as true of personal habits as of money.1979, R. Cassilis, Arrow of God, iv. xvii.:Little things, Master Mally. Look after the pennies, Master Mally, and the pounds will look after themselves.1999, Rate it:

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take outAlternative spelling of takeout.Rate it:

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if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchenIf you cannot handle the pressure, you should not be in a position where you have to deal with it.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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take a leaf out of someone's bookTo adopt an idea or practice of another person.Rate it:

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take it out onTo unleash one's anger on [a person or thing other than the one that caused it].Rate it:

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take one's tongue out of someone's assTo stop flattering someone (especially a superior) in an obsequious manner, and to support their every opinion.Rate it:

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take out of contextTo interpret something in a manner in which it was not intended to be understood, often deliberately.Rate it:

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take out the trashTo forcefully remove people from a place.Rate it:

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take out the trashTo remove rubbish from a place.Rate it:

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take the wind out of someone's sailsTo discourage someone greatly; to cause someone to lose hope or the will to continue.Rate it:

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out of sight, out of mindWhen something is not nearby, it is forgotten about.Rate it:

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out-and-outComplete, utter.Rate it:

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rock out with one's cock outTo enjoy oneself immensely, to partyRate it:

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take a pewTo take a seat; to sit down.Rate it:

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take away fromTo make something seem not so good or interesting.Rate it:

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take inTo deceive; to hoodwink.Rate it:

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take it up the assTo be the recipient of anal sex.Rate it:

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take offTo remove.Rate it:

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take onTo acquire, bring in, or introduce.Rate it:

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take toTo adapt to; to learn, grasp or master.Rate it:

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take downTo remove something from a wall or similar vertical surface to which it is fixed.Rate it:

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take it to the bankSaid to emphasize that something is known for sure.Rate it:

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take overTo annex a territory by conquest or invasion.Rate it:

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take awayTo leave a memory or impression in one's mind that you think about later.Rate it:

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take offTo absent oneself from work or other responsibility, especially with permission.Rate it:

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take a breatherTo take a break; to pause or relax briefly.Rate it:

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take a crack atTo attempt or try.Rate it:

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take a jokeTo accept a joke at one's expense.Rate it:

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take a standTo assert an opinion or viewpoint; to defend one's point of view or beliefs.Rate it:

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take againstTo stop liking someone. Become unfriendly.Rate it:

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take apartTo dismantle something into it's component pieces.Rate it:

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take backTo retract an earlier statement.Rate it:

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take backTo cause to remember some past event or time.Rate it:

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take backTo regain possession of something.Rate it:

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take offTo become successful, to flourish.Rate it:

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take overTo assume control of something, especially by force; to usurp.Rate it:

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take overTo buy out the ownership of a business.Rate it:

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take overTo appropriate something without permission.Rate it:

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take toTo begin, as a new habit or practice.Rate it:

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take upThat which takes up or tightens; specifically, a device in a sewing machine for drawing up the slack thread as the needle rises, in completing a stitch.Rate it:

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take afterIn appearance or habit.Rate it:

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take offlineDiscuss a sensitive or highly specific topic individually or in a small group away from a larger groupRate it:

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take a leap of faithjump into the fray, gather all one's wits and plunge, take courage and step into the unknown:Rate it:

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take awayTo remove something and put it in a different place.Rate it:

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take inTo receive into your home for the purpose of processing for a fee.Rate it:

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take abackTo surprise or shock; to discomfit.Rate it:

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take apartTo criticise someone.Rate it:

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take apartTo move someone away from others to be able to talk to, or give them something in private.Rate it:

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