made or constructed so as to be easily dismantled or disassembled.
Finance. takeout (def 8).
the act of taking down.
a firearm designed to be swiftly disassembled or assembled.
the point of separation of two or more of the parts of a takedown firearm or other device.
Informal. the act of being humbled.
Wrestling. a move or series of maneuvers that succeeds in bringing a standing opponent down onto the mat.
Finance. takeout (def 5).
- Take down a notch
Also, take down a peg . Deflate or humble someone, as in He’s so arrogant that I wish someone would take him down a notch , or That defeat took them down a peg . Both notch and peg in this idiom allude to a series, the former of indentations, the latter of knobs, used […]
- Take exception to
Disagree with, object to, as in I take exception to that remark about unfair practices. This idiom, first recorded in 1542, uses exception in the sense of “objection,” a meaning obsolete except in a few phrases.
- Take for gospel
see: take as gospel
- Take gas