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British pronunciation/tˈeɪk ɐ pˈɪktʃə ɪt wɪl lˈast lˈɒŋɡə/
American pronunciation/tˈeɪk ɐ pˈɪktʃɚ ɪt wɪl lˈæst lˈɑːŋɡɚ/
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said to angrily ask a person to stop staring at one

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

The precise origin of the idiom "take a picture" is not documented in detail. This phrase has likely developed informally in everyday language over time as a playful and witty response to situations involving prolonged staring or intense observation. It is used to humorously suggest that capturing a moment in a photograph is more appropriate than continued staring.

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British pronunciation/tˈeɪk ɐ pˈɪktʃə ɔː fˈəʊtəʊ/
American pronunciation/tˈeɪk ɐ pˈɪktʃɚ ɔːɹ fˈoʊɾoʊ/
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to use a device like a camera or cellphone to capture an image of something or someone

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to [take] a (picture|photo) definition and meaning
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He is using his phone to take a picture.
How about you take a picture instead?
Hey old man, take a picture, it lasts longer.
She decided to take a picture of the beautiful sunset by the beach.
Take a picture, it'll last longer!
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Meaning of "To [take] a (picture|photo)"
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