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Idioms - T

Take a toll:

To cause damage or have a negative effect on something.

Working two jobs is really taking a toll on me! I think I have to quit one of them soon.


Take it easy:

Relax, enjoy.

I heard you took the day off yesterday? Were you sick or just relaxing?

Take Stock of:

Evaluate. To take account of.

Let's take stock of what food we need before we go grocery shopping.


Taking the Day off:

Not working.

I heard you took the day off yesterday? Were you sick or just relaxing?


The Ball’s (ball is) in Your Court:

It is your decision.

Listen, I chose the restaurant last time. The ball’s in your court this time!


Third time’s (time is) a charm:

When something hasn’t worked the first two times, the third time is lucky.

Well you messed up twice already. Third time’s a charm.


Tie the Knot:

To get married.

I heard your friends Sue and Roger tied the knot.


To Make a Long Story Short:

To get to the important part of a story and leave out other details.

To make a long story short, we went to the grocery store, but our flat tire kept us from shopping!


To Steal Someone's Thunder:

Take the excitement out of something that was going to be said or done by someone else.

My brother told my parents that my wife and I were getting married. He really stole our thunder.



Outcome that could go either way.

I’m not sure who will win. It’s a toss-up!

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