Definition of Take a licking

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To suffer a defeat or a beating. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take A Licking

take a firm stand
take a gamble
take a gander
take a grab
take a guess
take a hike
take a hint
take a hit
take a hop
take a joke
take a knee
take a knife to a gunfight
take a leaf out of someone's book
take a leak
take a licking (current term)
take a licking and keep on ticking
take a load off
take a long walk on a short pier
take a look
take a number
take a pew
take a picture
take a picture, it will last longer
take a pill
take a powder
take a risk
take a seat
take a shine to

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