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
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of take one for the team in:
- The US English dictionary