|take it like a man
||be brave when hurt, do not complain about problems
||They told him not to cry when he was hurt - to take it like a man.
|take it or leave it
||take this offer or refuse it; no bargaining
||I'll give you $150 for the sofa - take it or leave it.
|take it out on
||express anger toward an innocent person
||Vince gets angry at work; then he takes it out on his kids.
|take it personally
||believe you are being attacked or accused
||He was criticizing the whole class; don't take it personally.
|take it the wrong way
||misunderstand, feel bad; no offense, but...
||He stares because he is curious. Don't take it the wrong way.
|take it to heart
||believe it is said to you, feel it is meant for you
||When he said we'll burn in hell, Ella cried. She took it to heart.
|take it with a grain of salt
||do not believe all of it, some of it is not true
||When Brian talks, take it with a grain of salt. Believe very little.
|take its course
||develop naturally, go through a process, willy-nilly
||We can control many parts of our environment, but the weather just takes its course.
|take leave of your senses
||act like a fool, not think clearly, off your rocker
||If you wear your bathing suit to church, people will think you've taken leave of your senses.
|take me seriously
||be serious about me and what I say and do
||I'm not joking about going to a psychic. Please take me seriously.