take things up a notch(redirected from up a notch, take things)
take things up a notch
To increase the intensity or quality of some thing, action, or activity to some degree. OK, guys, we've worked up a pretty good sweat with our workout so far. Let's take things up a notch! You may think your barbecue sauce recipe is good now, but trust me, this spice blend takes things up a notch.
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