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take • uncensored • blink an eye
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  1. We can't just his decision, unless we hear his explanation.
  2. Let me hear what you think would be an to that rule.
  3. Most people don't on nudity in movies anymore.
  4. What's your on this issue?
  5. More and more networks are starting to show programs.
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1126 Censorship

Kat and Matthew look at how various countries censor content on TV.

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one's take

What's your take on that?

When someone asks "What's your take on that?" They want to know your opinion. Notice the following:

  1. What's your take on the new teacher?
  2. I like to get your take on it.

uncensored

TV started to allow uncensored programs

Something that is uncensored has not been edited or changed in any way. Notice the following:

  1. Uncensored TV programs run mostly on cable networks.
  2. Uncensored media is difficult to find in some countries.

blink an eye

Nobody would blink an eye on seeing something like that on TV.

When we say 'Nobody would blink and eye', that means nobody would care. Notice the following:

  1. These days, few people would blink and eye on hearing naughty words in movies.
  2. In some countries, no one would blink an eye at on screen nudity. In other countries, it's forbidden.

go off on

There's too many religious parties in the States that would go off on it.

To go off on something of somebody means to get angry. Notice the following:

  1. He went off on his noisy students.
  2. My parents went off when I got this tattoo.

exceptions to the rule

But there are exceptions to the rule such as HBO.

The phrase 'exception to the rule' is most often used informally to talk about something that is different than we normally see. Notice the following:

  1. I hate pop music, but Michael Jackson was an exception to the rule.
  2. They say there's an exception to every rule.
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