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take someone on

verb phrase

  1. To accept an assignment, job, role, etc: I'm a bit diffident about my qualifications, but I'll take the chairmanship on (1300+)
  2. To accept combat or confrontation with someone or something: The Knights took over the Philadelphia Inquirer and later took on the Morning Journal head-to-head (1885+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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