Idiom of the Week

 Take one for the team


Meaning:  To sacrifice oneself in some way for the good of the group; with sports teams when a player makes a sacrifice for the benefit of the team

 For example:          
  • George stayed up all night to finish a group project. He took one for the team.
  • When all the flatmates’ parents were coming for a visit, Christine decided to take one for the team and clean the entire apartment.
  • Joe has been staying late a lot at work. He’s really taking one for the team.
Pop Quiz:You will take one for the team if you
  1. Babysit your friends’ children, while they all go to a party
  2. Volunteer to be the first to go to lunch
  3. Study hard on all of your exams

Click below to read the answer!

1, if you stay home and babysit, while your friends go out and have a good time, you will be taking one for the team.

Now, try to find a way to use this idiom in your conversation today!

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7 thoughts on “Idiom of the Week

  1. ANGELA LIU says:

    i need to finish well the project what Peggy gave us, let my partener feel that i take one for the team!!!! hahaaaa

  2. Se Bai Ling says:

    Angela Liu says is quite right, My opinion is in agreement with her.

  3. Se Bai Ling says:

    In order to make more money for support my son can go to university, I will be taking one for the team, Work hard on all of my jobs.

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  5. Sze Wong says:

    Michael Hunter (our director) is sacrifice his precious time to teach our class. I think he is definite taking one for the team.

  6. Lisa says:

    I wake up early to cook breakfast for my children. I take one for the team so my kids have more energy in school.

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