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Take a knee

Ingediend door Ww Ww op Ma, 20/08/2018 - 03:32

Meanings of "Take a knee"

Engels

Figuratively; To avoid an unpleasant situation, or one that could become so. This is so to avoid physical or status injury, or confrontation in an organization, relationship, or other similar intervention.
Literally;
1. To rest on one knee or to assume a firing position in shooting and such.
2. In American (U.S.) football, to touch one knee to the ground. This halts the play while holding the ball. It ends the current play and downs the ball. No tackling is allowed at that time.
3. Today a few players have used this as a protest move. It is considered highly disrespectful to many. They have done this during the playing of the national anthem.

Uitgelegd door Ww WwWw Ww op Ma, 20/08/2018 - 03:32
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Grieks

Διαμαρτυρία των καθισμένων στα γόνατα διαδηλωτών (Αμερικάνικο στυλ) στις διαδηλώσεις που εφευρέθηκε πρόσφατα στην Αμερική λόγω του κινήματος ''Η Μαύρη Ζωή ΑξΊζει''

Uitgelegd door ΜίλτονΜίλτον op Ma, 29/03/2021 - 18:22
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"Take a knee" in lyrics

Arch Enemy - Handshake With Hell

We shroud the Earth in dust

Bow, sit down, take a knee
Before powers that be

Ninho - Everything will be better

Today everything's going wrong, today everything's going wrong
Tomorrow everything will be better, insh'Allah1
Take a knee, we'll all go to the sky2
Only if God wants us to, insh'Allah1

  • 1. a. b. Insh'Allah means "if Allah wills" / "if Allah wants it to happen"
  • 2. We'll all go to heaven

Demi Lovato - Commander In Chief

We'll be in the streets while you're bunkering down
Loud and proud, best believe
We'll still take a knee while you're…

Drake - Gyalchester

That's just how I'm givin' it up
She wanna get married tonight
But I can't take a knee, 'cause I'm wearin' all white
Me and my broski are twins, but we don't look alike

Dope D.O.D. - Gatekeepers

[Verse 1: Skits Vicious]
Yo I flow like water, burn like fire
Down to earth whirlwind wilder than your average type of
Chitty chat taxi driver

Matt Berninger - The End

In the end we'll find another way we'll be all right
And in the end we'll face the brightest way into the light
Take me out knee deep thin lips
Stone crossed hands lips glossed pristine

Givēon - Fields

This is my journey
This is my journey
I won’t take a knee
This is not for you

Parachute Band - Salvation Song

Jesus I come to You In my heart I bow my knee
Jesus please take my heart, In it make Your home in me
I believe, Jesus You are God and You died for me
I believe, Lord You rose again From my sin You set me free to live again

Encanto (OST) - All of you

See our home, despite good intentions
It seems the foundation must be rebuilt
See our family, such fine formations
A bunch of stars, and each one is clear and lit.

Bon Jovi - Brothers in Arms

It's "yes sir", "no ma'am", "thank you", and "please"
But don't you step out of line, don't re-write or define
What it means to see a man take a knee
Okay, oh, say can you see

Sixx:A.M. - Barbarians (Prayers For The Blessed)

I am sick of being lied to, tied to a chain gang, rats on a sinking ship

Do you wanna bleed? Gonna take a knee?
Are you gonna stand up? I am, I am

Marie Hines - Perfect Kiss

You've stolen me with your perfect kiss,
And I know, I know, I know, you're who I've waited for
You take my hand and you take a knee
And I can see what you're asking me,

Darryl Cherney - Donald Trump

He’s on twitter all day and twitter all night
And living in the cable news world
But if you take a knee or dis Robert E. Lee
Did you see which flag he unfurled.

Stevie Wonder - Can’t Put It in the Hands of Fate

[CHIKA]
Yeah, we went from fields into a field
Bodies hit the ground, and so we gotta take a kneel
Mothers missin' kids and [?] a deal

Jonne Aaron - From seven to four

From seven to four
I put in long days
And I go through all that trouble
To get you a gift, to get you a gift

Howard Keel - Bless Your Beautiful Hide

[Adam:]
Bless your beautiful hide
Wherever you may be.
We ain't met yet

Birdman - You Ain't Know

I'm from Uptown baby
I wake up in the mornin' take a piss and wash my hands
Take a knee and thank the Man then get back to the money
You ain't know

Huncho Jack - Huncho Jack

Yeah, what's next, ain't no tellin' it (ye)
Closet filled in designer (designer)
Take a knee like the 'Niners (Kaepernick)
Join the team, don't divide us (join them)

John Mulaney - Holiday Party (I Did A Little Cocaine Tonight)

And my mouth is as dry as the sand of the Sahara-y
So I miscalculated and I chugged down a sherry
The whole room is spinning and I want to take a knee
But instead I'll sneak a bump as I hide behind the tree

Slayyyter - Over This

Or I’m gonna make you hate me

Boy take a knee
Can we agree