Be receptive to, attracted by, or pleased with, as in He’ll take kindly to the criticism if it’s constructive, or Henry won’t take kindly to your stepping on his newly planted grass. This idiom uses kindly in the sense of “in a pleasant or agreeable manner.” [ c. 1800 ]
- Take leave of
1. Also, take one’s leave of. Depart from, say good-bye to. For example, Sorry but I have to take leave of you now, or After the movie we’ll take our leave of you. [ Mid-1200s ] 2. take leave of one’s senses. Behave irrationally, act crazy, as in Give them the keys to the house? […]
- Take liberties
1. Behave improperly or disrespectfully; also, make unwanted sexual advances. For example, He doesn’t allow staff members to take liberties, such as calling clients by their first names, or She decided that if Jack tried to take liberties with her she would go straight home. This idiom uses liberties in the sense of “an overstepping […]
noun 1. a member of a North American Indian people of southwestern Oregon, extinct since the early 20th century. 2. the Penutian language of the Takelma.
- Take me out to the ball game
“Take Me Out to the Ball Game” definition A popular song about baseball from the early twentieth century.