Take against

(intransitive, preposition) to start to dislike, esp without good reason


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  • Take a gander

    take a flyer

  • Take a gander at

    Look at, glance at, as in Will you take a gander at that woman’s red hair! This slangy idiom, dating from the early 1900s, presumably came from the verb gander , meaning “stretch one’s neck to see,” possibly alluding to the long neck of the male goose. For a synonym, see take a look at

  • Take a hinge at

    take a gander

  • Take a hint

    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.

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