Also, you can take it from me. Rest assured, believe me, as in You can take it from me, we’ve been working hard on it. This idiom was first recorded in 1622 in slightly different form, take it upon my word. The current form appeared in 1672.
- Take it in the ear
put it in your ear take it easy
- 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.
- 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 ]