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take one for the team

Definition of take one for the team in English:

informal , chiefly US Willingly undertake an unpleasant task or make a personal sacrifice for the collective benefit of one’s friends or colleagues: I took one for the team by naming myself the designated driver
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  • You've got to take one for the team sometimes.
  • He's not happy with the pay freeze, but he's willing to take one for the team.
  • There's a difference between taking one for the team and being the fall guy.
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