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    carla guaraldi is offline Member
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    he is taking a bow

    Hi,

    HE IS TAKING A BOW
    I read this sentence in a test.(toeic) it was one of the options to choose from. Can someone help me with the meaning?

    Thank you loads.

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    Re: he is taking a bow

    Attention: Im not a teacher.


    Hi Carla guaraldi,.


    take a bow (idiom)


    Acknowledge praise or applause, as in The conductor asked the composer to take a bow. This idiom uses bow in the sense of "inclining the body or head as a token of salutation."

    Regards.

    V.

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    Re: he is taking a bow

    Carla -

    You can also use the expression metaphorically, to mean 'take credit in public': 'And last but not least, I think we'd all agree that the mothers who provided the sandwiches and served the teas deserve our thanks - oh, and the one father as well... sorry.... you can take a bow as well.'

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