|take up the slack
||do somebody's work, fill in
||When I'm away, Hal takes up the slack. He does my job.
|take with a grain of salt
||(See take it with a grain of salt)
|take you down a peg
||(See knock you down a peg)
|take you for all you've got
||take all your money by suing you or cheating you
||If she divorces you, she could take you for all you've got.
|take you in
||give you shelter and food, take care of
||Will your relatives take you in if you lose your job?
|take you to court
||sue you, bring a lawsuit against you
||If you don't pay for the damage, they could take you to court.
|take you to task
||ask you to explain, haul you up on the carpet
||Did Reverend Klinck take you to task for drinking beer? Did he tell you drinking is a sin?
|take you to the cleaners
||defeat you badly, win by many points
||If you play checkers with Lars, he'll take you to the cleaners.
|take your lumps
||endure bumps and hits, suffer through injuries
||To play hockey, you have to learn to take your lumps.
|take your pick
||choose one, say which one you prefer
||You can have Coke or Pepsi. Take your pick.