Definition 2022


take it like a man



take it like a man (third-person singular simple present takes it like a man, present participle taking it like a man, simple past took it like a man, past participle taken it like a man)

  1. (idiomatic) To respond to pain, hardship, adversity, or emotional distress in a collected, aggressive, and typical or stereotypical masculine manner, especially without question, crying, complaining, or becoming emotional
    There was no moping around the house with a depressed disposition when one of my romances turned sour because, as far as my love life went, father expected me to take it like a man.