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To obtain someone’s opinion or views on some issue or topic. The use of “take” as a noun is relatively recent, as is this expression, which is rapidly becoming a cliché. Peter Pan’s column on business etiquette in the Boston Globe (June 20, 2010) had, “I suspect she would excuse her action by saying she was trying to get their take on the situation” (Boston Globe, June 20, 2010). Similarly, a headline on a column of advice to women thinking of a legal career had: “‘Get Real’: One Lawyer’s Take on ‘Having It All’” (Wall Street Journal, Law Blog, June 9, 2010).
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer