take (something) in one's stride

Definition of take (something) in one's stride

British

  1. :  to deal with (something difficult or upsetting) in a calm way I thought she'd be upset, but she has taken the news in her stride.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

strideplay
  1. :  to stand astride

    :  to move with or as if with long steps

    :  to take a very long step

  1. :  a cycle of locomotor movements (as of a horse) completed when the feet regain the initial relative positions

    :  the distance traversed in a stride

    :  a long step


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