take stock


: to carefully think about something in order to make a decision about what to do next
We need to take stock and formulate a plan.
often + of
We should take stock of our finances.

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Recent Examples on the Web The District Maryland Virginia Crime & Public Safety Local Education Obituaries Transportation Capital Weather Gang Officials gathered Wednesday to mark the reopening of the port’s shipping channel, and to take stock of the tragedy that destroyed the bridge. Michael Laris, Washington Post, 12 June 2024 By the time Eric Musselman had a moment to take stock of his new roster this spring, there wasn’t much team left for the new USC coach to evaluate. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, 14 June 2024 Hsieh decided the real estate investment trust retail operator needed to take stock of its 43 U.S. shopping centers and classify them into various categories: great, very good, mediocre and bad. Deborah Belgum, WWD, 13 June 2024 Yet mid-June presents an opportunity to take stock of what’s already come. Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for take stock 

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“Take stock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20stock. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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