take its course


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take its course

To progress along something's ordinary or natural course of progression and conclude at its normal pace. (Used especially in reference to illness and disease.) Unfortunately, there's no cure for this kind of infection—we just have to wait while it takes its course. Rather than go through the medical procedures and take all the different medications, I've decided to just let the disease take its course, and see what happens. The president said he would rather let the economy take its course than try to manipulate it with a stimulus package.
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take its course

to continue along its way; [for a disease] to progress the way it normally progresses until it is cured naturally. There is really no good medicine for this. This disease simply has to take its course.
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take its course

If something takes its course, it develops in it own way without interference from others, and has its own result. As a political party, they prefer to let the market take its course.
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run/take its ˈcourse

(of a series of events, an illness, etc.) develop in the natural or usual way without being changed or stopped: The doctors agreed to let the illness run its course, rather than prescribe drugs which had little chance of success.We must allow justice to take its course.
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