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take stock (of something)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake stock (of something)take stock (of something)THINK ABOUTto think carefully about the things that have happened in a situation in order to decide what to do next While in hospital, Jeremy took stock of his life. stock
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take stock (of something)He walked back inside and took stock of the situation.With him came a difference in style, a change of gear, a time for reflection and taking stock.Many others in the region are taking stock, too.That is what I mean by taking stock.He paused outside the doors, taking stock of his men, careful not to give any sign of his thoughts.As the others came ashore I took stock of my new dominion.While in the hospital, Jeremy took stock of his life.It is time to take stock, at the half-way mark, before the next phase of reform.That night at camp, with 23 miles still ahead of us, we took stock.
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