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take a hit

Slang definitions & phrases for take a hit

take a hit

verb phrase

To be punished, damaged, etc, esp when not solely responsible; be the scapegoat: Your standard of living will take a big hit over the short term/ Those accounts aren't even insured; the fund can't keep taking hits like that/ The Government winds up taking the hit for Resolution Trust/ I was vice president of the institute, so he thought I should take the chop for those demonstrations (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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