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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,
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take downTo remove something from a wall or similar vertical surface to which it is fixed.
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take inTo deceive; to hoodwink.
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take offTo remove.
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take onTo acquire, bring in, or introduce.
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take outAlternative spelling of takeout.
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take toTo adapt to; to learn, grasp or master.
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take offTo absent oneself from work or other responsibility, especially with permission.
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take overTo annex a territory by conquest or invasion.
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take a breatherTo take a break; to pause or relax briefly.
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take a standTo assert an opinion or viewpoint; to defend one's point of view or beliefs.
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take againstTo stop liking someone. Become unfriendly.
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take apartTo dismantle something into it's component pieces.
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take awayTo leave a memory or impression in one's mind that you think about later.
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take backTo retract an earlier statement.
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take backTo cause to remember some past event or time.
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take backTo regain possession of something.
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take inTo receive into your home for the purpose of processing for a fee.
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take offTo become successful, to flourish.
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take overTo assume control of something, especially by force; to usurp.
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take overTo buy out the ownership of a business.
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take overTo appropriate something without permission.
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take toTo begin, as a new habit or practice.
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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.
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take offlineDiscuss a sensitive or highly specific topic individually or in a small group away from a larger group
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take awayTo remove something and put it in a different place.
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take abackTo surprise or shock; to discomfit.
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take afterIn appearance or habit.
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take apartTo criticise someone.
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take apartTo move someone away from others to be able to talk to, or give them something in private.
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take awayTo subtract or diminish something.
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take downTo remove something from a hanging position.
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take downTo remove a temporary structure such as scaffolding.
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take downTo lower an item of clothing without removing it.
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take inTo foster or adopt a child informally.
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take inTo shorten or make it smaller.
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take inTo absorb or comprehend.
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take offTo imitate, often in a satirical manner.
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take offTo depart.
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take offTo quantify.
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take onTo assume responsibility for.
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take onTo attempt to fight or compete.
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take overTo relieve someone temporarily.
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take uponTo take charge of an item of business, or an obligation, as a personal initiative.
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take overTo adopt a further responsibility or duty.
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take a bathTo bathe.
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take a bathTo lose a large amount of money in an investment.
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take a biteTo eat a quick, light snack.
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take a bowTo accept applause at the end of a performance in a theatre. Often this includes actually bowing to the audience.
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take a bulletTo purposely receive a gunshot that was intended for another.
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