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Difference between “Give and take” and “Give or take”

give and take

1. willingness to compromise (in the hope of obtaining a satisfactory agreement, etc.):

  • With a bit of give and take you can both make sure your home doesn’t suffer.

2. a lively talk or debate, especially one filled with ridicule:

  • Addison’s sensitive modesty disqualified him for the rough give and take of mixed society.

give or takeapart from a few things; except for a few people:

  • All the children were present, give or take one or two who were ill.