take the floor

[ flawr, flohr ]SEE DEFINITION OF take the floor
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WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "to furnish with a floor," from floor (n.). Sense of "puzzle, confound" is 1830, from notion of "knock down to the floor" (1640s). Related: Floored; flooring.

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