|tail between his legs
||running away in defeat or fear, retreating quickly
||When the bear followed me, I ran with my tail between my legs!
||gone, departed, could not see me for dust
||When I heard the police siren, I was tail lights. I was gone.
|tail wagging the dog
||(See the tail wagging the dog)
||drive too close to the car in front, on his tail
||The instructor told me not to tailgate - to leave more space.
|take a back seat
||say you are not as good, play second fiddle
||You are good at chess. Don't take a back seat to anyone!
|take a boo
||look at, take a look
||Take a boo with my telescope. See the dust on the moon?
|take a bow
||bow to the audience, show you like applause
||The crowd is clapping because you played well. Take a bow.
|take a break
||rest for a few minutes or days or weeks
||You've been working hard. Do you want to take a break?
|take a bullet
||accept blame or injury to protect someone
||Pat said she was responsible for our mistake - she took a bullet.
|take a chance
||gamble, try your luck
||I'm going to take a chance and buy gold. It's a gamble, but... .