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    Arrow Take Sth Out On Sb

    "He took out SOMETHING on me."

    Does <SOMETHING> have to be a humanly feeling, like anger, frustration, etc? Could it be something more concrete, like a bad day:

    "He took out his bad day on me."


    I do know that "He took out his anger on me." is valid English.

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    Re: Take Sth Out On Sb

    Quote Originally Posted by wendxb View Post
    "He took out SOMETHING on me."

    Does <SOMETHING> have to be a humanly feeling, like anger, frustration, etc? Could it be something more concrete, like a bad day:

    "He took out his bad day on me."
    We can take something out on somebody or take out something on somebody. With pronouns, only the first order is possible - he took it out on me

    "He took out his bad day on me"
    . is possible, though the expression is more common with feelings.

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