take one's marks

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: to get into position for the start of a race The runners were told to take their marks.

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“Take one's marks.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20one%27s%20marks. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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