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take a brody

verb

  • taking a chance on something. Origin: Steven Brody, who reportedly had jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge in 1886 and survived the fall. Hence the meaning of taking a big chance. It is a local colloquialism in Philadelphia.
    I took a brody on the bottle of brandy. (Meaning he bought it without tasting it.)
    I took a brody on a horse race once. It didn't work out for me.

    Last edited on Jun 05 2013. Submitted by Francis M. on Dec 10 2008.

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take a chat

verb

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take a chill pill

verb

  • he needs to relax.
    He needs to take a chill pill.

    Last edited on Apr 03 2002. Submitted by Anonymous on Apr 03 2002.

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take a crunch

verb

  • to defecate.
    I have to take a big crunch!

    Last edited on Jan 02 1998. Submitted by Daryl J. from Humber College Blvd, Toronto, ON, Canada on Jan 02 1998.

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take a dip

verb

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take a dive

verb - intransitive

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