take advantage of something

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 of them.

Usage notes: often said of someone who has opportunities that others do not have:

The rich can take advantage of clever accounting tricks to avoid taxes.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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

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  • take advantage — verb a) To profit from a situation. She took advantage of the economic crisis to exchange some money. b) To make use of something …   Wiktionary

  • advantage — ad|van|tage [ əd væntıdʒ ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount something that makes one person or thing more likely to succeed than others: BENEFIT: the advantages of a good education give someone an advantage: Her teaching experience gives her an… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • advantage */*/*/ — UK [ədˈvɑːntɪdʒ] / US [ədˈvæntɪdʒ] noun Word forms advantage : singular advantage plural advantages 1) [countable/uncountable] something that makes one person or thing more likely to succeed than others the advantages of a good education give… …   English dictionary

  • advantage — [[t]ædvɑ͟ːntɪʤ, væ̱n [/t]] ♦♦ advantages 1) N COUNT An advantage is something that puts you in a better position than other people. They are deliberately flouting the law in order to obtain an advantage over their competitors... A good crowd will …   English dictionary

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