|tail between one’s legs
||feeling ashamed and beaten
||Because of the scandal, he quit the company with his tail between his legs.
|take a back seat
||accept a lower position
||I had to take a back seat for the benefit of the company.
|take a crack at
||She decided to take a crack at the entrance exam.
|take a dim view of
||Our company will always take a dim view of dishonest people.
|take a hike
||I am tired of all your complaining. You should take a hike.
|take a leak
||He stopped at the side of the road to take a leak.
|take a nosedive
||decrease in value
||The stock price is expected to take a nosedive soon after it is sold to the public.
|take a powder
||She decided to take a powder after the meeting.
|take a shine to
||He began to take a shine to the cute girl in the class.
|take a stand on
||be decisive on
||The President decided to take a stand on the tax issue.
|take a trip
||We plan to take a trip to Japan in July.
|take advantage of
||Take advantage of the beautiful weather and go to the beach.
||He tries to take after his brother and wears the same type of clothes.
||He had to take back what he said about his boss.
|take care of
||give attention to
||You should take care of your health.
|take care of
||She had to take care of the paperwork.
||Please take down many notes during the lecture.
||We had to take down our tent because of the rain.
|take in a show
||watch a movie
||Maybe I’m gonna take in a show tonight.
||The company is expected to take on more employees next year.
||take control of
||The larger bank is expected to take over the smaller bank.
||I’m going to take roll now.
||count the items of merchandise or supplies in stock
||The store usually has to take stock every three months.
|take the company public
||sell shares of the company to the general public
||The owner needed more money and decided to take the company public.
||cheated out of
||He was taken for all his money at the casino.
|taking care of business
||doing what I have to do
||I have been taking care of business.
||someone who works well with others
||He is really a team player.
|the inside track
||the advantage over others
||He knows the manager so he has the inside track for getting the new job.
|throw cold water on
||The manager decided to throw cold water on the plans to leave early for the weekend.
|throw more money at
||try to solve the problem by spending more money on
||The product may do better in the market if we throw more money at it.
||The new product is not selling as well as expected and has put the company in a tight spot.
|took a bath
||experienced great losses
||She took a bath on the stock market last year.
|took a beating
||His brother really took a beating on the stock market recently.
||I don’t want to tool around all night. It is time to go home.
||The awful language that he uses is a turn off.
||rate of sale
||The new product turn over has been incredible.