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Take in stride

DEFINITION

Calm acceptance. Unhurried. ‘Stride’ is used in the sense of as you walk or move along in life, you patiently review and decide or accept circumstances. (Compare to Take it or leave it. Contrast with Under the gun.)

“When I told the neighbor I busted his car window, he seemed to take it in stride and didn’t yell at me.”

 

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