Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
take a moment
take a moment
1) stop and consider something for a brief period of time
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take a moment to think about something
When you 'take a moment' you do something for a short amount of time such as a couple of minutes. You might take a moment to think about something, you could ask someone to take a moment to look at your work or to review something. 'A moment' is an unspecific short amount of time.
Social Examples (Basic)
Before committing to anything,I think you should take a moment to think about whether you are doing the right thing.
Janetook a moment to gather her thoughtsbefore giving her speech.It helped to calm her nerves and get her in the right frame of mind.
I think that taking a moment everyday to consider those less fortunate than usis a good way to appreciate our own lives better.
Professional Examples (Basic)
This new information changes a few things for our strategy. Let's take a moment to consider the implications.
This has been a long discussion and very emotive. Let's take a moment to get some air and regroup later on.
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