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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.


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    1. Grasp, as in Take hold of this end of the rope. [ Late 1500s ] 2. Become established, as in The new vines quickly took hold, or This idea will never take hold with the voters. [ c. 1300 ]

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