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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 responsibility for something, typically a cost or expense. When you signed the contract, you assumed liability for fees like this.
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low profile

1. noun A state of being inconspicuous or avoiding attention. Used especially in the phrase "keep a low profile." A: "I haven't seen you in awhile—how are you?" B: "Oh, I'm fine, just keeping a low profile so I can finish my research by the deadline." It's hard for celebrities to keep a low profile when they go out in public. We'll have to keep a low profile while the police presence in the city remains heightened.
2. adjective Inconspicuous; modest and restrained in scope or style. Hyphenated if used as a modifier before a noun. My fiancée is something of a celebrity, so we're trying to have a low-profile wedding and avoid having the media bothering us on the day. You'll want to keep cash purchases like that fairly low profile if you don't want the feds investigating your finances.
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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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Malik Khursheed, who also assumed charge as the administrator of all 109 union councils in the district, added that assistant commissioners Tayyab Ahmed, Bilawal Mustafa, Waqar Ahmed and Muhammad Abid assumed charge of administrators of the Hasilpur, Khairpur Tamewali, Ahmedpur East and Yazman municipal committees.
How did they ever discover my fraud or use of an assumed name, when I did not disclose my real name at that time, and didn't disclose the assumed name in connection with my daughter's petition?
It is notified by the establishment division that Ghulam Rasool has assumed the charge of the post of Private Secretary (BS-17) in the commerce division w.e.f 06-06-17.
The largest jump -- from 25 to 21 -- was from Agrinational Insurance Co., which booked more than an 85 percent increase in premium assumed from non-affiliates.
First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc., Columbia, South Carolina, has assumed all of the deposits of Williamsburg First National Bank.
The model assumes that stock prices will increase at the risk-free interest rate (B15) minus the expected dividend yield (B16), then plus or minus the price volatility (B12) assumed for the stock.
* Measure and recognize the assets acquired and liabilities assumed.
Deidre Lee, the Defense Department's director of procurement, has assumed a senior role at a newly formed branch of the General Services Administration.
Additionally, when the partnership satisfies the obligation or when the obligation otherwise becomes fixed (when economic performance occurs), the deduction related to the assumed liability is allocated to the contributing partner under Sec.
I assumed the role of an observer-participant and planned institute meetings, observed teachers engage in professional activities, and interviewed both principals and district supervisors.
Many agencies and organizations have, over the years, assumed that a substance should be assumed benign until proven harmful, and that caution is needed only in limited cases.
The court emphasized that it was not overruling the Northern Insurance decision, but made its decision because Henkel's liability was not imposed involuntarily by law, but assumed voluntarily by contract.
where a metallic screen illuminated by p- or s-polarized light is assumed. (1) The corresponding expression in Kirchhoff's theory, which is usually associated with black screens, is
That he labels as false the theory that there is a causal relation between Islam, monolithically assumed, and science, largely ill-defined, gives us good reason to believe that error in scope or methodology of the question is what Gutas wishes to highlight.
The authors whose essays are gathered in Court and Politics in Papal Rome, 1492-1700 take seriously the assertion of Ludovico Ludovisi, cardinal-nephew of Pope Gregory XV, that early modern Rome was "the world's theatre." They also, like Cardinal Ludovisi, suggest that this theater provided more than merely ostentatious pageantry masking rapidly declining political influence, as modern historians have often assumed. The essays in this volume argue that Rome from the fifteenth through the eighteenth century is a very crowded stage where one can observe the workings of great powers on an intimate scale: in the tight confines of the Roman cityscape, in the Curia, and especially in the claustrophobic quarters of the papal conclave.