||support one person or group in an argument
||The mayor refused to take sides in the fight to save the hospital.
||find peace, find comfort
||It was a bad fire, but I take solace in the fact that no one died.
||you deserve that, you have it coming
||Take that, you devil! And that! I'm very angry at you!
|take the blame
||receive the blame, accept the blame, take the rap
||Sometimes innocent people offer to take the blame for crimes.
|take the bull by the horns
||control the problem, be firm, take charge
||If the class is noisy, the teacher must take the bull by the horns.
|take the bus/plane
||ride on the bus or plane, catch a plane
||Lee never takes the bus. He prefers to ride his bicycle.
|take the cake
||is the worst or the weirdest or the funniest etc.
||Of all the people I've met, you take the cake! You're the wildest!
|take the chill off
||make the room warmer, start the furnace/fireplace
||An electric heater will take the chill off in the evening.
|take the flack
||listen to the complaints, take the heat
||When children cause trouble, their parents take the flack.
|take the heat
||listen to the questions from the police or public
||Vern took the heat, but Al stole the drugs. They blamed Vern.