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Billy's hopes of redeeming the family name take a hit.
I wonder 'take a hit' in this context really mean? I can only 'feel' what it means but not exactly know about.
Also I looked up its meaning as 'inhale through the nose' from dictionary.
I feel like his hopes start off or begin.
Is that correct?
No, it means that his hopes receive a setback.