take a hint
Also, take the hint. Accept an indirect or covert suggestion, as in Evelyn took the hint and quietly left the room. This idiom was first recorded in 1711.
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- take a fancy to,
- take a fit,
- take a gander at,
- take a hand in,
- take a hike,
- take a joke,
- take a leaf out of someone's book,
- take a leak,
- take a load off one's mind,
- take a look at
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