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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.
See also: assume, position

assume liability for

To take responsibility 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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Entry points for this article are primarily feeling tone (the level of openness and trust) and leaders (pastors, bishops, dominant groups) that we assume are the keys to initiating a change in the level of trust within congregations and synods.
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The athlete assumes the power position with a medicine ball held against the hip.
Due to concerns over the quality of the examinations, reliability of findings, and stability of service, the Criminal Justice Council asked the Santa Cruz County Sheriffs Office to submit a proposal concerning how it may assume administration of the team.
Researchers have theorized that it demands more of a social thinker to consider the situational influences on another's behavior than simply to assume that behavior reflects an internal attitude.
That doesn't necessarily mean you shouldn't assume more risk, but you should look at risk retention as an investment like any other.
Equilibrium business-cycle models assume that labor and goods markets are always in equilibrium and that expectations are rational.
For example, assume you bought a molding machine for $100,000 in cash and two months later the price of scrap significantly increased.
The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to the extent it becomes aware that it will not be achieved for any reason.
When each party to an exchange either assumes the other party's liability or acquires property subject to a liability, in determining the amount of other property or money, consideration given in the form of an assumption of liabilities (or the receipt of property subject to a liability) is offset against consideration received in the form of an assumption of liability (or transfer subject to a liability).
s assets for $1 million and assumes its $600,000 of business liabilities.
Loving assumes doing things that will be in the other person's best interest.
Execution: The athlete places a stick or javelin behind his neck and across his shoulders and assumes a power position - with the coach adjusting the athlete's body position to ensure proper alignment.