Also, take the hint. Accept an indirect or covert suggestion, as in Evelyn took the hint and quietly left the room. This idiom was first recorded in 1711.
- Take a hit
take a hike
- Take a hosing
take a hosing
- Take a joke
Accept teasing at one’s own expense, as in Sam really couldn’t take a joke . This idiom, often put negatively, was first recorded in 1780. Also see take it
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