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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- There is a balance between striking out as an individual and taking one for the team.
- It's all about working together and personal sacrifice, taking one for the team.
- Sometimes you have to take one for the team, especially when your team is the Human Race.
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