take a joke
Accept teasing at one's own expense, as in Sam really couldn't take a joke. This idiom, often put negatively, was first recorded in 1780. Also see take it.
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- take a fit,
- take a gander at,
- take a hand in,
- take a hike,
- take a hint,
- take a leaf out of someone's book,
- take a leak,
- take a load off one's mind,
- take a look at,
- take a picture
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