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  • What does take for granted me?

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  • Okay, take for granted can be used in two ways.

  • If someone takes someone else for granted, it means that they benefit from them without acknowledgement or paying them back.

  • For example, Good advice is don't take your friends for granted.

  • If they help you, say thank you.

  • And if they need help, help them back.

  • You can also take something for granted, which means that you assume that it will happen on Expect it, but you don't know.

  • For example, the fans took it for granted that their team would win, but they were disappointed.

  • Next, let's talk about take your hat off to someone If you take your hat off to someone, it means that you express admiration for their achievements.

  • It's a kind of respectful salute, if you will.

  • For example, I take my hat off to Yuri Gagarin.

  • I mean, being the first man in space must have bean terrifying.

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  • Now let's talk about taking it on the chin.

  • If you take it on the chin, it means that you accept a bad or difficult situation without complaint.

  • For example, the director took the bad film reviews on the chin and learn from them.

  • His next film was much better.

  • Now let's talk about taking something out on someone.

  • If you take something out on someone, it means that you relieve your frustration with a particular issue by being unpleasant to somebody who is completely unconnected.

  • So problem over here makes you feel angry.

  • You use that anger toe act badly to someone, but that person is not connected to the problem.

  • It often happens when someone has had a bad day at work.

  • For example, ah, husband might say to his wife, I know you've had a bad day at work, darling, but please don't take it out on me.

  • Finally, let's talk about taking someone's breath away.

  • If something or someone takes your breath away, it means that it surprises you because it's astonishing or extremely beautiful.

  • For example, don't go to Niagara Falls.

  • It's overrated, but the Grand Canyon will take your breath away.

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5 expressions with ‘take’ - Learners' Questions

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/23
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