We have recently started our series where we learn idioms that can be used in business situations. We now continue with our new chapter with expressions including “take”:
Let’s take a look at them!
to take the lead: to take the position in advance of others, to lead something
E.g. Jerry, we trust your expertise on this matter, you take the lead!
The new candidate is taking the lead in the polls despite everyone’s expectations.
take it from there: to wait and see what else needs to be done
E.g. First, we need to calculate the initial cost for setting up the franchise location, then we will take it from there
The situation is complicated, so let’s have a meeting, and we will take it from there.
take it from here: to assume responsibility and control of this situation from this point forward
E.g. I've done everything to prepare the account for you, you'll have to take it from here.
Thank you for your efforts, but we will take it from here.
take credit for something: to claim recognition for something
E.g. Jill managed to find a way to reduce the production cost but her boss too the credit for it.
I cannot take all the credit for the success of the company, it was a team effort.
to take the cake: to be the best (or worst) in something
E.g. Brett spent hours to prepare his presentation. It definitely took the cake!
Their new assignment was a disaster, we have not seen anything like this before - it really takes the cake!
take someone into someone’s confidence: to tell someone confidential information
E.g. She took the new employee in her confidence, and told him that half of the company’s employees would be laid off.
The boss will never take anyone into his confidence and tell them about how the company is doing.
to take a crack at something: to try something
E.g. It’s going to be very hard to reduce the manufacturing cost, but we will have to take a crack at it so we can acquire more customers.
Why don’t you take a crack at using social media for advertising?
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