Origin of give-and-take
How to use give-and-take in a sentence
As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
Yet this, in the end, is a book from which one emerges sad, gloomy, disenchanted, at least if we agree to take it seriously.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But give the Kingdom credit for its sense of mercy: The lashes will be administered only 50 at a time.
As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.
And now, similarly, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee: "Bend over and take it like a prisoner!"Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I take the Extream Bells, and set down the six Changes on them thus.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing|Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
Bacteria, when present in great numbers, give a uniform cloud which cannot be removed by ordinary filtration.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Wycliffe translates the Vulgate: “And it as a modir onourid schal meete hym, and as a womman fro virgynyte schal take him.”Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
But it was necessary to take Silan, which the rebels hastened to strengthen, closely followed up by the Spaniards.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Give a sweet savour, and a memorial of fine flour, and make a fat offering, and then give place to the physician.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
British Dictionary definitions for give-and-take
Other Idioms and Phrases with give-and-take
The practice of compromise, as in Every contract involves some give and take. This expression was first recorded in 1778, although the verbal idiom, to give and take, was used from the early 1500s.
Lively exchange of ideas or conversation, as in The legislature is famous for raucous give and take. [Second half of 1800s]