take home(redirected from taken something home)
1. To return to one's home with someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "take" and "home." Tourists have been taking rocks home from the summit of the mountain for years, which has contributed to an accelerated erosion rate. You really need to stop taking home every stray animal you find. I can't believe you took the guy home after your very first date!
2. To win some kind of award or achievement. A noun or pronoun can be used between "take" and "home." After 80 an year-year drought, the team is finally looking to take home the championship title. The star athlete took the gold medal home in the last Winter Olympics, and she's looking to do the same again this time around.
3. To consider some information, advice, or instruction very seriously. A noun or pronoun can be used between "take" and "home." I really suggest you take home the advice your counselor gave you. Thank you for all of your suggestions. I'll be sure to take them home with me.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
take something home(with oneself)
1. Lit. to carry something to one's home. We took a lot of souvenirs home with us.
2. Fig. to take a thought, idea, or concept away [to one's home] from a meeting or conference. Take this idea home with you—diversify your investments.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.