take it or leave it

Definition of take it or leave it

  1. 1 —used to say that one will not make a better offer than the offer one has made I'll give you $500 for the camera, but that's my final offer. Take it or leave it.

  2. 2 —used to say that one does not care about or is not excited about something “Do you like lobster?” “I can take it or leave it.”

Word by Word Definitions

  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. :  a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

  1. :  bequeath, devise

    :  to have remaining after one's death

    :  to cause to remain as a trace or aftereffect

  1. :  permission to do something

    :  authorized especially extended absence from duty or employment

    :  an act of leaving :  departure

  1. :  leaf

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to cast off or become cast off

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