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    Question meaning of an idiom

    Hello there! What does it mean when somebody says, "I did not take it on you! Thank you very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitch View Post
    Hello there! What does it mean when somebody says, "I did not take it on you! Thank you very much!
    I've never heard that.

    Could it have been "I did not take it out on you"?

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    Default Re: meaning of an idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by Hitch View Post
    Hello there! What does it mean when somebody says, "I did not take it on you! Thank you very much!
    Hitch, what is the context?

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    Question Re: meaning of an idiom

    Let's say you have a friend who's disturbed and problematic and even depressed; despite this situation of his, he managed to get along very well, trying to be calm and nice. So you can say that: My friend was disturbed and depressed, but he did not take on me! I heard it from an interview of an American actress on Talk TV.

    Thanks for the efforts.

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    Let's say you have a friend who's disturbed and problematic and even depressed; despite this situation of his, he managed to get along very well, trying to be calm and nice. So you can say that: My friend was disturbed and depressed, but he did not take on me! I heard it from an interview of an American actress on Talk TV.

    That's what I remember from her narration. I don't remember a word "out" from her statement. But I appreciate your answer and that makes me think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitch View Post
    Let's say you have a friend who's disturbed and problematic and even depressed; despite this situation of his, he managed to get along very well, trying to be calm and nice. So you can say that: My friend was disturbed and depressed, but he did not take on me! I heard it from an interview of an American actress on Talk TV.

    That's what I remember from her narration. I don't remember a word "out" from her statement. But I appreciate your answer and that makes me think.
    That quote makes no sense grammatically. I still think that it's more likely to have been "He didn't take it out on me" because that fits the context perfectly.

    If you've had a very bad day at work and you go home and shout at your husband and your kids, you're "taking it out on them". It's not their fault you had a bad day but you treat them badly because you're in a bad mood.

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    Default Re: meaning of an idiom

    I would also use take it out on there.

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    Thank you very much! It's now clear in my mind! Now, I understand! Take care!

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