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near; timely; or, with the Lord. (1.) A Benjamite, one of David’s thirty heroes (2 Sam. 23:29). (2.) A native of Gath, a Philistine, who had apparently the command of the six hundred heroes who formed David’s band during his wanderings (2 Sam. 15:19-22; comp. 1 Sam. 23:13; 27:2; 30:9, 10). He is afterwards with […]
- It takes all sorts
Many different kinds of people make up the world. For example, I would never go swimming in April, but it takes all sorts , or Gordon insists on wearing sunglasses indoors and out—I guess it takes all sorts . This expression, originating in the 1600s as It takes all sorts to make a world , […]
- It takes a thief to catch a thief
Only a thief knows how a thief thinks and acts.
- It takes getting used to
One needs to become accustomed to something. For example, We’ve always had a small car, so driving a big van like this—well, it takes getting used to. This idiom employs used to in the sense of “accustomed to,” a usage dating from the first half of the 1500s.