Translation: from spanish

to take it out on somebody

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  • take it out on somebody — ˌtake it/sth ˈout on sb derived to behave in an unpleasant way towards sb because you feel angry, disappointed, etc, although it is not their fault • OK, so you had a bad day. Don t take it out on me. • She tended to take her frustrations out on… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take something out on somebody — ˌtake it/sth ˈout on sb derived to behave in an unpleasant way towards sb because you feel angry, disappointed, etc, although it is not their fault • OK, so you had a bad day. Don t take it out on me. • She tended to take her frustrations out on… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take something out against somebody — ˌtake sthˈout (against sb) derived to start legal action against sb by means of an official document • The police have taken out a summons against the driver of the car. Main entry: ↑takederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • take it lot out of somebody — take it/a lot ˈout of sb idiom (informal) to make sb physically or mentally tired • Taking care of small children really takes it out of you. Main entry: ↑takeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • take a lot out of somebody — take it/a lot ˈout of sb idiom (informal) to make sb physically or mentally tired • Taking care of small children really takes it out of you. Main entry: ↑takeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the mickey (out of somebody) — take the ˈmickey/ˈmick (out of sb) idiom (BrE, informal) to make sb look or feel silly by copying the way they talk, behave, etc. or by making them believe sth that is not true, often in a way that is not intended to be unkind Syn: ↑tease, Syn …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the mick (out of somebody) — take the ˈmickey/ˈmick (out of sb) idiom (BrE, informal) to make sb look or feel silly by copying the way they talk, behave, etc. or by making them believe sth that is not true, often in a way that is not intended to be unkind Syn: ↑tease, Syn …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the piss (out of somebody) — take the ˈpiss (out of sb/sth) idiom (BrE) to make fun of sb, especially by copying them or laughing at them for reasons they do not understand Main entry: ↑pissidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the bread out of somebody's mouth —    If you take the bread out of somebody s mouth, you take away their means of earning a living.     The decision to ban street vendors took the bread out of the mouths of many people …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • take the bread out of somebody's mouth — take the bread out of sb s ˈmouth idiom to take away sb s job so that they are no longer able to earn enough money to live Main entry: ↑breadidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the wind out of somebody's sails — take the ˈwind out of sb s sails idiom (informal) to make sb suddenly less confident or angry, especially when you do or say sth that they do not expect • When I agreed to his suggestion at once, it really took the wind out of his sails.… …   Useful english dictionary


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