take stock


take stock
take stock make an overall assessment of a particular situation.
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  • take stock — ► to think carefully about a situation or event and form an opinion about it, so that you can decide what to do: »When markets touch new highs, investors need to take stock. »I am currently taking stock of our position. ► ACCOUNTING STOCKTAKE(Cf …   Financial and business terms

  • take stock of — take stock (of (something)) to examine a situation carefully. After two days of record snowfalls, millions of Americans began digging out and taking stock of storm damage …   New idioms dictionary

  • take stock — (of (something)) to examine a situation carefully. After two days of record snowfalls, millions of Americans began digging out and taking stock of storm damage …   New idioms dictionary

  • take stock in — To trust to, attach importance to ● stock …   Useful english dictionary

  • take stock — index calculate, check (inspect), observe (watch), survey (poll) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • take stock of — index criticize (evaluate), examine (study), muse, notice (observe), peruse Burton s Legal The …   Law dictionary

  • take stock — To assess a situation, to conduct a personal inventory of ones beliefs and values, etc …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • take stock — verb 1. to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail (Freq. 1) he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror • Syn: ↑size up, ↑scrutinize, ↑scrutinise • Derivationally related forms: ↑scrutiniser ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • take stock — {v. phr.} 1. To count exactly the items of merchandise or supplies in stock; take inventory. * /The grocery store took stock every week on Monday mornings./ 2. To study carefully a situation, or a number of possibilities or opportunities. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take stock — {v. phr.} 1. To count exactly the items of merchandise or supplies in stock; take inventory. * /The grocery store took stock every week on Monday mornings./ 2. To study carefully a situation, or a number of possibilities or opportunities. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms