take a compliment


: to believe that the nice things said about one are true
usually used in negative statements
She can't take a compliment.

Examples of take a compliment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What's more, French women know how to take a compliment. Town & Country, 6 June 2023 With the help of Abby Elliott, Nikki Glaser, and Greta Lee, Schumer found the first season’s best sketch in the concept of not being able to take a compliment. Lillian Brown, Vulture, 20 Oct. 2022 The man knows how to take a compliment. Wired Staff, WIRED, 6 Oct. 2022 Joaquin Phoenix doesn't like to take a compliment. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 26 Nov. 2021

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“Take a compliment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%20compliment. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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