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British pronunciation/tˈeɪk stˈɒk ɒv ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
American pronunciation/tˈeɪk stˈɑːk ʌv ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
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to carefully examine a situation before making a final decision

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to [take] stock of {sth} definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "take stock of something" and when to use it?

The idiom "take stock of something" has its origins in business and inventory management. It refers to the act assessing or evaluating a situation, often by making a comprehensive list of what is available or what has been accomplished. This expression is used figuratively to highlight the importance of pausing and examining a situation, typically to gain a better understanding of it or to plan for the future.

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make or include in an itemized record or report

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In times of crisis, it's essential to take stock of available supplies and resources to ensure a coordinated response.
The beginning of a new year is a great time to take stock of your personal goals and achievements from the previous year.
As the first quarter comes to an end, organizations take stock of their progress against annual goals and adjust strategies to ensure continued growth and success.
Before making any decisions, the project manager decided to take stock of the team's progress and resources.
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