take something personally

take something personally
TAKE OFFENCE, take something amiss, be offended, be upset, be affronted, take umbrage, take exception, feel insulted, feel hurt.

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take something personally phrase
to feel that a failure or unpleasant situation is your fault and be upset about it

Try not to take it personally when your child will not go to sleep.

Thesaurus: to be, or to become sad, regretful or upsetsynonym
Main entry: personally

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interpret a remark or action as directed against oneself and be upset or offended by it, even if that was not the speaker's intention

I took it personally when he yelled at the class

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take sth ˈpersonally idiom
to be offended by sth

I'm afraid he took your remarks personally.

Please don't take this personally, but would you mind leaving us alone for a few moments?

Main entry:personallyidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • take to heart — take something personally, take something sensitively …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • personally */*/ — UK [ˈpɜː(r)s(ə)nəlɪ] / US [ˈpɜrsənəlɪ] adverb 1) mainly spoken used for emphasizing that you are giving your own opinion Personally, I think we should stick with our original plan. I personally prefer pizza to burgers. 2) without help, or in a… …   English dictionary

  • take offence — BE OFFENDED, take exception, take something personally, feel affronted, feel resentful, take something amiss, take umbrage, get upset, get annoyed, get angry, get into a huff; Brit. informal get the hump. → offence * * * take offence To feel… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • personally — per|son|al|ly S2 [ˈpə:sənəli US ˈpə:r ] adv 1.) [sentence adverb] spoken used to emphasize that you are only giving your own opinion about something ▪ Personally, I don t think much of the idea. ▪ I personally think it s too cold to go out. 2.)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • take — take1 W1S1 [teık] v past tense took [tuk] past participle taken [ˈteıkən] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(action)¦ 2¦(move)¦ 3¦(remove)¦ 4¦(time/money/effort etc)¦ 5¦(accept)¦ 6¦(hold something)¦ 7¦(travel)¦ 8 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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