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British pronunciation/tˈeɪk ðə stˈeɪdʒ/
American pronunciation/tˈeɪk ðə stˈeɪdʒ/
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to attract the attention of other people, often in a way that causes other people or things less noticeable

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to [take] the stage definition and meaning

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

The idiom "take the stage" has its roots in theater, where it refers to the act of an actor stepping onto the stage to perform. It has been used in this context since at least the 17th century. Over time, the phrase has been used to describe a moment when someone is about to perform or speak in front of an audience.

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The candidates took the stage to debate their views on important issues in front of a live audience
The band took the stage and went to town with a high-energy performance that had the crowd dancing and singing along all night.
The audience began to murmur in anticipation as the performer took the stage.
My wedding was supposed to be my special day, but my sister and her stupid boyfriend took the stage when he proposed to her at the wedding reception.
I really don't want our production issues to take the stage during the investors' meeting.
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