take a bow

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take a bow (third-person singular simple present takes a bow, present participle taking a bow, simple past took a bow, past participle taken a bow)

  1. To bow (gesture of deference).
  2. (idiomatic) To accept praise, as performers in a theater at the end of their act.
  3. (idiomatic) To end a performance; to leave.

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