take the heat

take the heat
informal accept blame or withstand disapproval

"Don't worry about it," Mulder said, "we'll take the heat. You can tell him we pulled rank."


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • take the heat — If you take the heat, you take the criticism or blame for something you didn t do, normally to protect the guilty person …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • take the heat — AND take some heat tv. to eceive criticism (for something). □ The cops have been taking some heat about the Quincy killing. □ If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • take the heat — verb To take the blame; to be the focus of anger or scrutiny; to take the consequences. If this decision turns out to be a bad one, Ill take the heat for it …   Wiktionary

  • Take the Heat off Me — Album par Boney M. Sortie 1976 Enregistrement 1975 et 1976 Allemagne Durée 36 min 04 s Langue Angla …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Take the heat off me — est le titre du premier album du groupe Boney M. sorti au cours de l année 1976. Le producteur Frank Farian, sort au cours de l année 1975 un single intitulé Baby do you wanna bump. Devant le succès et pour faire face à la demande, il décide de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • take the heat off someone — take the heat off (someone) to stop people criticizing or attacking someone. If your deputy admitted responsibility and resigned, it would take a lot of the heat off you …   New idioms dictionary

  • take the heat off — (someone) to stop people criticizing or attacking someone. If your deputy admitted responsibility and resigned, it would take a lot of the heat off you …   New idioms dictionary

  • take the heat out of — To lessen the vehemence, intensity of emotion, or acrimony of (a situation, etc) • • • Main Entry: ↑heat …   Useful english dictionary

  • Take the Heat off Me — Infobox Album Name = Take The Heat Off Me Type = Studio Artist = Boney M. Released = June 1976 Recorded = 1975, 1976 Genre = R B, Pop music, Disco Length = 36:05 Label = flagicon|United Kingdom Atlantic Records (UK) flagicon|United States Atco… …   Wikipedia

  • take the heat — feel/take/face the heat ► to be in a difficult situation in which you have to deal with a lot of problems: »Domestic retailers are feeling the heat from foreign competitors. Main Entry: ↑heat …   Financial and business terms

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