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take the ball and run with it

(also pick up the ball and run with it)
to ​continue an ​activity or ​process that someone ​else has ​started, often when that ​person could not ​finish it or make it ​work: We had a very ​vagueidea of what we ​wanted, but the ​marketingteam just took the ball and ​ran with it.
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