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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In addition, institutions were asked to identify the grade levels at which high school students were eligible to take courses in dual enrollment programs.
* Among institutions with dual enrollment programs, 96 percent allowed grade 12 high school students to take courses in the programs, (11) 86 percent allowed grade (11) students, 28 percent allowed grade 10 students, 16 percent allowed grade 9 students, and 2 percent allowed students in grades lower than grade 9.
* A greater percentage of large than of small or medium institutions allowed grade 9 (26 percent versus 14 and 16 percent, respectively), grade 10 (40 percent versus 23 and 30 percent, respectively), and grade 11 (93 percent versus 83 and 88 percent, respectively) high school students to take courses in dual enrollment programs.
And it's a place where popular and unpopular, gifted and at-risk, wealthy and poor take courses together as welt as share stories and relate to each other's woes and wonders.
Having the opportunity to take courses developed specifically for assisted living helps explain the 'philosophy behind the practice,' giving administrators a perspective that is very, very helpful." To that end, ALFA University offers many courses for administrators to advance their skills, including a 47-hour "Management Library," a self-study, self-paced course with an open-book exam that, if passed, leads to voluntary ALFA certification in assisted living administration.
"We have online learning capabilities, too." This means that employees who are off campus can take courses during their lunch hours via their office computers.