take a hit


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take a hit

To suffer heavy losses or be badly affected (by something). Unfortunately, the bad reputation the country has garnered in the past year due to the violence and unrest has meant that its tourism industry, upon which much of the economy depends, has taken a hit. Our team will take a hit if the ban on athletes from other countries is maintained by the state athletics association.
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take a ˈhit

be damaged or badly affected by something: The airline industry took a hit last year.
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