give or take
phrasal as an estimate accurate within (an amount to be added or subtracted)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • give or take — (something) approximately the amount mentioned. The length of my house from front to back is 100 feet, give or take. The army spent two billion dollars, give or take a few million, to develop the new fighter plane …   New idioms dictionary

  • give or take — ► give or take informal to within a specified amount. Main Entry: ↑give …   English terms dictionary

  • give or take — adverb plus or minus a small amount (Freq. 1) it is a mile away, give or take a few hundred yards * * * phrasal : to add or subtract (a specified small unit) without material alteration a man 80 years old, give or take a year : allow a small… …   Useful english dictionary

  • give or take — adverb a) Approximately; plus or minus some unknown amount. He was six feet tall, give or take. b) Approximately; within a certain margin of error. six months, give or take a few days …   Wiktionary

  • give or take - — informal to within (used to express the degree or accuracy of a figure) three hundred and fifty years ago, give or take a few ■ apart from give or take a handful of machine tools, there are few new products …   Useful english dictionary

  • give or take — {v, phr.} To add or subtract. Used with a round number or date to show how approximate it is. * /The house was built in 1900, give or take five years./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give or take — {v, phr.} To add or subtract. Used with a round number or date to show how approximate it is. * /The house was built in 1900, give or take five years./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give\ or\ take — v, phr. To add or subtract. Used with a round number or date to show how approximate it is. The house was built in 1900, give or take five years …   Словарь американских идиом

  • give or take — plus or minus a small amount I think that he is about 45 years old give or take 5 years …   Idioms and examples

  • give or take — used for talking about numbers or quantities that are not exact Each talk lasts half an hour, give or take five minutes …   English dictionary

  • give or take —— — informal 1》 to within a specified amount. 2》 apart from. → give …   English new terms dictionary

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