Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

take (a/the) hit

take a hittake the hit
Meaning(s)
1) suffer damage or loss, incur punishment or blame
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • sales took a hit during the recession
  • Analysis
     punishment or blame can be incurred either willingly or unwillingly
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Tourism in the country has taken a big hit since last month's terrorist attack.
    2. My brother didn't want me to get into trouble for damaging the car so he took the hit for me. I really owe him for that!
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Due to the recession, our sales last year took a hit. They were down 35%.
    2. My manager is pressurizing me to take the hit for project's failure so that he can save face. I'm now stuck between a rock and a hard place.
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