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Taking On

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Said of a woman in hysterics; to fret; to grieve passionately, as, “Come, donʹt take on so!”

Lance, who … took upon himself the whole burden of Dame Debbitch’s … ‘taking on,ʹ as such fits of passio hysterica are usually termed.”—Sir W. Scott: Peveril of the Peak, chap. xxvi.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Tailors
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Take a Hair of the Dog that Bit You
Take in Tow (To)
Take Mourning (To)
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