give or take


Plus or minus a small amount, approximately, more or less. For example, We have ten acres of land, give or take a bit, or It should take a couple of hours, give or take. [Mid-1900s]

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How to use give or take in a sentence

  • I've made a fair give-or-take offer, and nothing is to prevent her from closing out and paying you what she owes you.

    Dixie Hart | Will N. Harben