Meaning of “take stock” in the English Dictionary

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"take stock" in British English

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take stock

C2 To take stock (of something) is to think carefully about a situation or event and form an opinion about it, so that you can decide what to do:

After two years spent teaching overseas, she returned home for a month to take stock of her life.

(Definition of “take stock” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)