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take its tollTo affect, especially negatively; to damage or degrade; to cause destruction.Rate it:

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let nature take its courseTo permit events to proceed or a situation to develop without intervention or interference.Rate it:

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on its meritsConsidering only intrinsic good points and bad points, without prejudice or other considerations, such as procedural ones.Rate it:

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a chain is only as strong as its weakest linkAn organization (especially a process or a business) is only as strong or powerful as its weakest person. A group of associates is only as strong as its laziest member.Rate it:

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a leopard cannot change its spotsOne cannot change one's own nature.1597, William Shakespeare, Richard II Act i, Scene 1 (First Folio):King. Lyons make Leopards tame.Mowbray. Yea but not change his ?pots.1611, King James Version of the Bible, Jeremiah 13:23:Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe Chapter 32:End now all unkindness. Let us put the Jew to ransom, since the leopard will not change his spots, and a Jew he will continue to be.1918, Johnston McCulley, Thubway Tham's Inthane Moment:The leopard cannot change his spots, old boy.Rate it:

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a life of its ownAn independent existence with some characteristics of life.Rate it:

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an army marches on its stomachYou must eat properly if you want to perform tasks well.Rate it:

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behind its timeShowing characteristics of the past; present in one's work after later advances in the field; coming later than could be generally accepted.Rate it:

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every dog has its dayEveryone has a time of success and satisfaction.Rate it:

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in its infancyStill in an early stage.Rate it:

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Its a Goner! {gawner}It is Ruined, broken, dead, destroyed, lost, stolen, smashed,Rate it:

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like a chicken with its head cut offIn a frantic, disorganized manner.Rate it:

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put through its pacesTo test completely; to exercise the full range of abilities or functions.Rate it:

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run around like a chicken with its head cut offTo act in a haphazard or aimless way; to act frantically or without control.Rate it:

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stand on its ownTo be independent of others.Rate it:

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sum of its partsA concept in holism. Related to the idea that the total effectiveness of a group of things each interacting with one another is different or greater than their effectiveness when acting in isolation from one another.Rate it:

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turn on its headTo completely change.Rate it:

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worth its weight in goldHighly valuable.Rate it:

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you can't judge a book by its coverIt is not possible to make reliable judgments about things or people by considering external appearances alone.Rate it:

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you can't tell a book by its coverAlternative form of you can't judge a book by its cover.Rate it:

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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 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 outAlternative spelling of takeout.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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