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take the heat

Slang definitions & phrases for take the heat

take the heat

verb phrase

To incur and endure heavy censure or criticism; to take a punishment: took the heat for letting the cat out the door


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with take the heat

take the heat

Endure severe censure or criticism, as in He was known for being able to take the heat during a crisis. This idiom uses heat in the sense of “intense pressure,” as in if you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen [ First half of 1900s ]
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