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What does 'take the heat' mean?



 
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What does 'take the heat' mean? #1 (permalink) Thu Apr 22, 2010 14:49 pm   What does 'take the heat' mean?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #790 "'Took' Common Usages (6)", question 10

Debbie is able to take a lot of criticism at work. She can take the ......... because she values her job.

(a) heat
(b) mouth
(c) tongue
(d) kicks

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #790 "'Took' Common Usages (6)", answer 10

Debbie is able to take a lot of criticism at work. She can take the heat because she values her job.

Correct answer: (a) heat
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can youexplain the phrase'take heat'
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What does 'take the heat' mean? #2 (permalink) Thu Apr 22, 2010 17:23 pm   What does 'take the heat' mean?
 

"Take the heat" - is able to accept the responsibility, blame, etc.
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