take the L

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From take + the + L (losses (in sports statistics)).


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

  1. (slang) To take the loss; to lose a game or competition, to make a mistake or to otherwise be beset with unfortunate circumstances.
  2. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see take,‎ L.
    We took the L (elevated train) to get downtown last night.