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  1. Spread oneself too thin: become involved in too many activities.

Eg: Although Teresa has always been an excellent student, her marks have been going down lately because she is spreading herself too thin.

  1. Stand a chance: have the possibility.

Eg: If he lied to you about one thing, it stands to reason that he’s lie about other things, too.

  1. Stick out one’s neck: take a risk.

Eg: The Jungle had danger lurking around every corner. So, Hansel didn’t stick his neck out.

  1. Stick to one’s gun: maintain one’s position.

Eg: Even though a number of parliamentarians tried to change his mind, the prime minister stuck to his gun.

  1. Straight from the horse’s mouth: from a reliable source.

Eg: You mean Jill told you so herself?

That’s right. I got it straight from the horse’s mouth.

  1. Straight from the shoulder: Frankly

Eg: I prefer a person who speaks straight from the shoulder, because then I know exactly what he means.

  1. 24String someone along: lead someone on dishonestly.

Eg: I don’t believe that Liz will marry Dean. She is stringing him along.

  1. 25Take a dim view of something: have a poor opinion of something; disapprove of something.

Eg: Mrs.Wright takes a dim view of the way her sister is raising her family.

  1. Take a stand on something: make a firm decision about something.

Eg: I don’t like the way Tom operates. One day he says one thing and another day he says the opposite. I wish he’d take a stand on something.

  1. Take advantage of something:to use something for one’s own benefit.

Eg: Let’s take advantage of this wonderful weather and go to the seashore.

  1. Take after someone: resemble in appearance, personality or character.

Eg: Peter takes after his mother in personality and his father in appearance.

  1. Take hold of something: take in one’s hands.

Eg: I burned my hand when I took hold of that hot frying pan.

  1. Take it easy: relax.

Eg: Steve, you’re working too hard. Sit down and take it easy for a while.

  1. Take one’s time do something: slowly, not hurry.

Eg: When you’re eating, it’s important to take your time and chew your food well.

  1. Take part in something for granted: assume, without giving it a thought, that something is a certain way.

Eg: Excuse me for not introducing you to Bert I took it for granted that you two know each other.

  1. Take something into account: consider something.

Eg: In considering Andy for the job, we must take into account that he has very bad eyesight.

  1. Take something with a grain of salt: only half believe something someone has said.

Eg: Jack is a very likable fellow, but I’ve learned to take everything he says with a grain of salt.


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