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    using of idioms "take its toll from" and "take its toll on"

    i can't understand the meanings of phrases: "take its toll from" and "take its toll on".
    please help me!!!
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    Re: using of idioms "take its toll from" and "take its toll on"

    Quote Originally Posted by kwonpv View Post
    i can't understand the meanings of phrases: "take its toll from" and "take its toll on".
    please help me!!!
    Can you post the sentence/paragraph where you found "take its toll from"? I've never heard this.

    "To take its toll on" means to have a tiring, negative or debilitating effect on someone.

    "Working the nightshift for ten years has really taken its toll on my health."

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    Re: using of idioms "take its toll from" and "take its toll on"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Can you post the sentence/paragraph where you found "take its toll from"? I've never heard this.

    "To take its toll on" means to have a tiring, negative or debilitating effect on someone.

    "Working the nightshift for ten years has really taken its toll on my health."
    thanks for your answer
    i had seen this phrase in the sentence: "months after fending off feral cyclo drivers and cigarette vendors can take its toll from Saigon's expats."
    hope you explain it for me!

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