Idiom: take advantage (of someone/something)
idiom: take advantage (of something or someone)
- to use an opportunity get or achieve something
- to exploit a weakness to obtain or achieve something
- to unfairly get something by persuasion
- My roommate takes advantage of my dislike for conflict and eats a lot of my food in the refrigerator because she knows I won't confront her about it.
- I really hate it when companies try to take advantage of elderly people by selling them worthless remedies and devices for their health.
- It was very painful to recognize that my own sister took advantage of me by using me just for free room and board, rather than looking for a job as she promised.
- Your company is taking advantage of the fact that you live two blocks from the office to make you work way more overtime compared to your colleagues.
- We're going to New York in August so we can take advantage of the back to school sales.
- Living in Washington DC is great because we can take advantage of all of the free museums and concerts.
- I wanted to live in this particular building so I could take advantage of the fitness center, stores and restaurants that are in walking distance instead of having to drive and park everywhere.
- When are you going to realize that your "friends" are just taking advantage of you because you have a car?
- I took advantage of the great weather and just relaxed outside by the pool the entire weekend.
Make unfair demands/exploit meaning:
- prey on
- impose on
- treat unfairly
- step on
Make good use of an opportunity meaning:
- capitalize on
- make use of
- put to good use
- make the most of
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