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take a knee

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Of the quarterback, simply to kneel rather than execute a play: He told Brent Favre to take a knee on the final play of the game because ''I didn't want anybody to get hurt'' (1990s+ Football)

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