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    Take a hit

    Dear teachers,

    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.

    Please help.

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    #2

    Re: Take a hit

    Quote Originally Posted by supada View Post
    Dear teachers,

    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.

    Please help.
    Tell us what you feel "take a hit" means.

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    #3

    Re: Take a hit

    I feel like his hopes start off or begin.

    Is that correct?

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    #4

    Re: Take a hit

    No, it means that his hopes receive a setback.

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    #5

    Re: Take a hit

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, it means that his hopes receive a setback.
    I got it wrong! Thanks for your correction.

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