take stock (of something)

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take stock (of something)

1. To make an itemized list or record of the resources or goods available, in stock, or in one's possession. We'll need to take stock before we move everything into the new warehouse. Be sure to take stock of the ingredients we have left at the end of the week so I can order more for Monday.
2. To make an appraisal, estimation, or assessment of something. Moving forward, we'll be holding biweekly meetings to take stock of our financial situation. It's good to stop every now and then and take stock of where your life is going.
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take stock (of something)

to make an appraisal of resources and potentialities. I spent some time yesterday taking stock of my good and bad qualities. We all need to take stock now and then.
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take stock

Make an estimate or appraisal, as in We have to take stock of our finances before we can undertake a new project, or The career counselor advised Mark to take stock before changing his plans. This expression transfers making an inventory of goods ( stock) to other kinds of appraisal. [Early 1800s]
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take stock

1 make an inventory of the merchandise in a shop. 2 review or make an assessment of a particular situation, typically as a prelude to making a decision.
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take ˈstock (of somebody/something)

think again carefully (about somebody/something); think about what something really means: After a year in the job, she decided it was time to take stock (= think again whether it was the job she wanted).He stopped to take stock of what he had read.
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take stock

1. To take an inventory.
2. To make an estimate or appraisal, as of resources or of oneself.
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"You understand everything, I see, and have taken stock of everything, and look with commiseration on my shortcomings," he began again, raising his voice.
West Ham's joint-chairman~David Sullivan thanked Moyes for keeping them up but said it had always been a short-term ambition."When David and his team arrived, it was the wish of both parties that the focus be only on the six months until the end of the season, at which point a decision would be made with regards to the future,"Sullivan said.~ "Having taken stock of the situation and reflected now the campaign is complete, we feel that it is right to move in a different direction."
The Government has taken stock of the availability of sugar and different factors contributing to rise in market prices of sugar across the country.
Gowda said, "I have taken stock of situation, something has gone wrong, but I am not in a position to say anything.
Hamilton's Pub in Belgorod has taken stock of the Alcester-based Hogan's Cider one-way kegs.
Andrew Tyler, director of Animal Aid, said: "They could have taken stock of what had taken place and out of respect for the horses that have died, they could have stayed away."
Instead, having taken stock of his future, it's clear he sees a sizeable silver lining among the clouds of Labour's poor showing in the council elections.
Initially the two had looked at developing a business idea around the arts, but after having taken stock of their assets, they determined the hospitality industry was best-suited for them both, says Genereux.
Chairman Frank Teasdale said: "After what has been a difficult season, Chris has taken stock, and he and the club have agreed to part company."