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assume the mantle

To take, inherit, or receive the responsibilities and duties associated with a certain position or job, especially one regarded as important or powerful. The king led the country for over 60 years; now, his daughter will assume the mantle of the throne.
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assume the position

1. To take over the role and responsibilities of a particular job. My boss wants me to assume the position of treasurer this year, but I don't know if I want the extra workload.
2. A command issued by US law enforcement officers, meaning to stand with one's back to the officer and hold one's arms in a position to be either handcuffed or frisked. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. I knew I was in trouble when they asked me out of the car, but I knew I was going to jail when they told me to assume the position.
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assume liability for

To take responsible for something, typically a cost or expense. When you signed the contract, you assumed liability for fees like this.
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assume liability for something

to accept the responsibility for paying a cost. Mr. Smith assumed liability for his son's student loans. The store assumed liability for the injured customer's hospital bills.
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*low profile

Fig. a persona or character that does not draw attention. (*Typically: assume ~; have ~; keep ~; give oneself ~.) I try to be quiet and keep a low profile. It's hard because I just love attention.
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References in classic literature ?
Yes, he said, we may fairly assume them to be different.
From this complacence, the critics have been emboldened to assume a dictatorial power, and have so far succeeded, that they are now become the masters, and have the assurance to give laws to those authors from whose predecessors they originally received them.
But in process of time, and in ages of ignorance, the clerk began to invade the power and assume the dignity of his master.
That is to say, even if we assume a "real" table, the particulars which are its aspects have to be collected together by their relations to each other, not to it, since it is merely inferred from them.
If we assume, as science normally does, the continuity of physical processes, we are forced to conclude that, at the place where the plate is, and at all places between it and a star which it photographs, SOMETHING is happening which is specially connected with that star.
There soon appeared at the same door, two other 'prentices, having between them a third, whose eyes were bandaged, and who was attired in a bag-wig, and a broad-skirted coat, trimmed with tarnished lace; and who was girded with a sword, in compliance with the laws of the Institution regulating the introduction of candidates, which required them to assume this courtly dress, and kept it constantly in lavender, for their convenience.
6, but with the former assuming a NOM of 220,000 a year and the latter assumes nil net migration--we find that the migration intake in series 17 adds an extra 28.
While consultative leadership is one on one, collaborative leadership assumes that it is a group that is moving toward a decision.
Romeo Kreinberg, executive vice president, Performance Plastics and Chemicals, assumes oversight responsibility for Dow's corporate marketing and sales function.
A lattice model assumes the price of stock underlying an option follows a binomial distribution, a type of probability distribution in which the underlying event has only one of two possible outcomes.
gt;Determine the Acquisition Date The acquisition date may be the closing date (the date that the acquirer obtains the assets and assumes the liabilities of the acquiree) or another date.
752 and prescribe rules to prevent taxpayers from manipulating the liability rules to create artificial losses when a partnership assumes a partner's obligations.
Our analysis assumes the availability of 1,000 Hazmat personnel, compared to the 300 Hazmat workers (after attrition) used to perform the Brentwood cleanup and the roughly 3,000 licensed asbestos workers in New York State.
Not wanting insurance coverage because a retiree receives Medicare or a worker is already covered (the study erroneously assumes that workers not covered by Wal-Mart's insurance are also not covered by family members' employer-sponsored insurance) hardly indicts Wal-Mart for cruelty.
The effect of this language is the second party assumes responsibility (legal liability) for the negligent acts, errors, or omissions of the first party.