Take it or leave it

take it on the chin
take it or leave it
Accept or reject unconditionally, as in I’m asking $1,000 for this computer—take it or leave it. This term, used to indicate one’s final offer, was first recorded in 1576.


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  • Take it out of one

    Exhaust or fatigue one, as in This construction job really takes it out of me. This idiom alludes to depleting one’s energy. [ Mid-1800s ]

  • Take its toll

    Be damaging or harmful, cause loss or destruction, as in The civil war has taken its toll on both sides, or The heavy truck traffic has taken its toll on the highways. This expression transfers the taking of toll, a tribute or tax, to exacting other costs. [ Late 1800s ]

  • Take it to the street

    take it out of someone’s hide

  • Take it upon oneself

    Also, take on oneself. Undertake something, as in I took it upon myself to count the precise number of children in the audience, or She took it on herself to enter a convent. [ Second half of 1400s ]

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