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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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Cited in a statement of the Presidency of the Republic, Chawki Tabib said the report takes stock of the annual activities of the authority, its proposals and recommendations and the synthesis of the institutional and legal framework related to the fight against corruption.
The report also takes stock of corruption-related crimes and includes data on reported cases, he added.
Takes stock of the important debate initiated by governments, international organizations, and, ultimately, the general public to analyse the business models of the financial institutions; in particular, the desirability of adopting structural reforms in the banking sector.
Ted Kramer takes stock of his life and decides to devote all his time and energy to raising his seven-year-old boy after his wife walks out on them.
The document, which takes stock of EU activity in the region during the 2008-2009 period, welcomes in particular progress achieved in such areas as people-to-people contacts, including efforts made to introduce a visa-free system with all the Balkan countries, together with the increase in the number of scholarships for students from the region.
From Dover to John O'Groats, taking in Llandudno on the way, Bryson takes stock of the nation's public and private face, and analyses what it is he loves so much about the country he lived in for 20 years, while examining the peculiarities of the British.
Nor does Colescott shy away from self-examination: he takes stock of his status as an accomplished black artist still on the edge of a white-dominated art establishment.