take stock (third-person singular simple present takes stock, present participle taking stock, simple past took stock, past participle taken stock)
- To scrutinize or size up something; to assess a situation.
- 2014 August 11, w:Dave Itzkoff, "Robin Williams, Oscar-Winning Comedian, Dies at 63 in Suspected Suicide," New York Times
- In 2009, he underwent heart surgery for an aortic valve replacement at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, an event that Mr. Williams said caused him to take stock of his life.
- Leslie Stephen
- At the outset of any inquiry it is proper to take stock of the results obtained by previous explorers of the same field.