Accept or reject unconditionally, as in I'm asking $1,000 for this computer—take it or leave it. This term, used to indicate one's final offer, was first recorded in 1576.
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How to use take it or leave it in a sentence
He wuz very peart and sassy, and it was take-it-or-leave-it-and-be-plaguey- quick-about-it all the time.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6) | John McElroy
"On the take-it-or-leave-it principle, I suppose," answered Dr. Surtaine, with entire good humor.The Clarion | Samuel Hopkins Adams
"Make it ten down and it's a go," he said at last with a take-it-or-leave-it air.The City of Fire | Grace Livingston Hill
Sometimes I would send them forth accompanied by a curt business note of the take-it-or-leave-it order.Paul Kelver | Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
They had sold their catches on a take-it-or-leave-it basis for years.Poor Man's Rock | Bertrand W. Sinclair