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take the bull by its horns

de koe bij de horens vatten

tackles your problems directly without worrying about any risk involved

take the chair

voorzitter worden

if you take the chair, your become the chairman or chairwoman

take the fall

de schuld op je nemen

if you tall the fall, you accept the blame and punishment for another's wrongdoing

take the flak

onder vuur liggen

if you take the flak, you are strongly criticised for something

take the floor

het woord nemen

start talking or giving a speech to a group

take the heat

de schuld op je nemen

take the criticism or blame for something you didn't do

take the plunge

het er op wagen

if you take the plunge, you do something even though you know it's risky

take to

iets gaan doen

he's taken to wearing a baseball cap since his hair started thinning

take to your heels

de benen nemen

if you take to your heels, you run away

take up

iets gaan doen

he took up squash as he felt he had to lose some weight

take up

opgaan aan

an awful lot of my time is taken up with pointless bureaucracy

take up the torch

de fakkel overnemen

take on a challenge or responsibility when someone else retires, or leaves