take advantage of someone

take advantage of someone
take advantage (of (someone)) to use someone's weakness to improve your own situation.

Mr. Smith often takes advantage of my friendship and leaves the unpleasant tasks for me to do.


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  • take advantage of someone — phrase to unfairly get what you want from someone who is easily persuaded to help you, trust you, or do things for you salesmen who take advantage of elderly customers Thesaurus: to treat someone unfairlysynonym Main entry: advantage …   Useful english dictionary

  • take advantage of someone — to unfairly get what you want from someone who is easily persuaded to help you, trust you, or do things for you salesmen who take advantage of elderly customers …   English dictionary

  • take advantage of — take advantage (of (someone)) to use someone s weakness to improve your own situation. Mr. Smith often takes advantage of my friendship and leaves the unpleasant tasks for me to do …   New idioms dictionary

  • take advantage — (of (someone)) to use someone s weakness to improve your own situation. Mr. Smith often takes advantage of my friendship and leaves the unpleasant tasks for me to do …   New idioms dictionary

  • take advantage of something — take advantage (of (something)) to use an opportunity to get or achieve something. He took advantage of the prison s education program to earn a college degree. There are peaches and strawberries grown on the farm, and I sure take full advantage… …   New idioms dictionary

  • take advantage of — take advantage (of (something)) to use an opportunity to get or achieve something. He took advantage of the prison s education program to earn a college degree. There are peaches and strawberries grown on the farm, and I sure take full advantage… …   New idioms dictionary

  • take advantage — (of (something)) to use an opportunity to get or achieve something. He took advantage of the prison s education program to earn a college degree. There are peaches and strawberries grown on the farm, and I sure take full advantage of them. Usage… …   New idioms dictionary

  • take advantage of — phrasal 1. : to make use of for one s own benefit : use to advantage : profit by extends his examination … to take advantage of modern methods of diagnosis Morris Fishbein feels we are not taking proper advantage of our opportunity R.A.Smith 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • take advantage of — I. act at the best time, seize the opportunity    I took advantage of the low price of gasoline. I bought 500 litres. II. hurt or abuse someone who trusts you    I feel very angry toward people who take advantage of children …   English idioms

  • take advantage of — {v. phr.} 1. To make good use of. * /The cat took advantage of the high grass to creep up on the bird./ * /Jean took advantage of the lunch hour to finish her homework./ 2. To treat (someone) unfairly for your own gain or help; make unfair use of …   Dictionary of American idioms

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