Come to eat whatever happens to be served; also, take one’s chances. For example, You’re welcome to join us for supper but you’ll have to take potluck, or When the flight was canceled, passengers had to take potluck on other airlines. This idiom alludes to accepting whatever happens to be in the cooking pot. [ Second half of 1700s ]
verb (used without object) 1. British Dialect. to rush. noun 2. British Dialect. a sudden, frantic, or impulsive rush. Idioms 3. take a powder, Slang. to leave in a hurry; depart without taking leave, as to avoid something unpleasant: He took a powder and left his mother to worry about his gambling debts. Also, take […]
- Take pride in
see: pride oneself on
verb (used with object), took, taken, taking. 1. to get into one’s hold or possession by voluntary action: to take a cigarette out of a box; to take a pen and begin to write. 2. to hold, grasp, or grip: to take a book in one’s hand; to take a child by the hand. 3. […]
noun 1. licker-in.