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take leave of one's sensesTo go crazy; to stop behaving rationally.Rate it:

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take one's leaveSay goodbye.Rate it:

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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate it:

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take it or leave itAccept the proposal or proposition as it is stated or refuse the deal.Rate it:

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take it or leave itIt is said when a situation has to be accepted without change.Rate it:

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take leaveUsed other than as an idiom: see take, leave.Rate it:

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take leaveTo depart.Rate it:

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leave to one's own devicesTo leave alone, unsupervised, without assistance.Rate it:

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not leave one's thoughtsSaid when one keeps thinking about something.Rate it:

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make like a tree and leaveto leave, departRate it:

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leave behindTo abandon.Rate it:

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never leave anybody outNever forget a person dead or aliveRate it:

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French leaveA sudden or unannounced departure, or one taken without permission.Rate it:

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leave for deadTo abandon a person or other living creature that is injured or otherwise incapacitated, assuming that the death of the one abandoned will soon follow.Rate it:

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leave for deadTo disregard or bypass as unimportant.Rate it:

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leave homeTo stop living with one's parents.Rate it:

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leave no stone unturnedTo do a task very carefully and thoroughly, not missing any step.Rate it:

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leave no stone unturnedTo search thoroughly for something, looking in every conceivable place.Rate it:

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leave nothing to the imaginationHe stripped down to a pair of see-through briefs that left nothing to the imagination.Rate it:

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leave nothing to the imaginationTo cover or hide very little or nothing.Rate it:

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leave offTo omit.Rate it:

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leave offTo desist; to cease.Rate it:

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leave offTo stop with a view to resuming at a later point.Rate it:

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leave somebody high and dryTo abandon somebody; to stop providing assistance at a crucial moment.Rate it:

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leave somebody holding the bagTo abandon somebody, leaving the responsibility or blame.Rate it:

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leave somebody in the lurchTo abandon somebody; especially, to abandon somebody and leave him or her in a difficult situation.Rate it:

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leave someone high and dryTo abandon somebody; to stop providing assistance at a crucial moment.Rate it:

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leave someone holding the bagTo abandon somebody, leaving them holding the responsibility or blame.Rate it:

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leave someone holding the bagTo remove the value from an article or arrangement and leave somebody holding the empty (or valueless) container.Rate it:

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leave someone in the lurchTo abandon somebody; especially, to abandon somebody and leave him or her in a difficult situation.Rate it:

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leave well enough aloneTo leave something alone; to avoid attempts to correct, fix, or improve what is already sufficient.Rate it:

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leave well enough aloneTo leave something alone; to avoid attempts to correct, fix, or improve what is already sufficientRate 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 matters into one's own handsTo deal with a problem alone, because others responsible have failed to deal with it.Rate it:

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take one for the teamTo accept some chore or hardship for the sake of one's friends or colleagues.Rate it:

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take one's ball and go homeTo cease participating in an activity that has turned to one's disadvantage, especially out of spite, or in a way that prevents others from participating as well.Rate it:

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take one's chanceTo act in a manner dependent on luck.Rate it:

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take one's eye off the ballTo lose one's concentration on what is most important.Rate it:

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take one's hat off toTo publicly praise or thank.Rate it:

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take one's lumpsTo endure through criticism or other adversity.Rate it:

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take one's lumpsTo receive physical abuse and to survive.Rate it:

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take one's pickTo choose; to selectRate it:

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take one's timeTo go about something slowly and carefully.Rate it:

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take one's timeTo take more time to do something than is considered acceptable.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 something in one's strideNot to allow oneself to be set back, daunted, upset or embarrassed by unpleasant or undesirable circumstances.Rate it:

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take the law into one's own handsTo punish someone according to one's own idea of justice and without consideration for the role of law enforcement authorities.Rate it:

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take to one's heelsTo leave; especially, to flee or run away.Rate it:

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

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