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Take care (of yourself).

 
1. Good-bye and keep yourself healthy. John: I'll seeyou next month. Good-bye. Bob: Good-bye, John. Take care of yourself. Mary: Take care. Sue: Okay. See you later.
2. Take care of your health and get well. Mary: Don't worry. I'll get better soon. Sue: Well, take care of yourself. Bye. Jane: I'm sorry you're ill. Bob: Oh, it's nothing. Jane: Well, take care of yourself.
See also: care, take

take care (of yourself)

(spoken)
goodbye take it easy “It was nice talking with you.” “It was nice talking to you, too.” “Okay, take care.” “Good-bye,” she said to him, “take care of yourself.”
Usage notes: usually said as part of ending a conversation
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take care

1. Be careful, use caution, as in Take care or you will slip on the ice. [Late 1500s]
2. Good-bye, as in I have to go now; take care. This apparent abbreviation of take care of yourself is used both orally and in writing, where it sometimes replaces the conventional Sincerely or Love in signing off correspondence. [Colloquial; 1960s]
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Take care

tv. Good-bye, be careful. Take care. See you in Philly.
See also: care, take

take care

To be careful: Take care or you will slip on the ice.
See also: care, take
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