One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Designating the remainder of a person's earnings after the deduction of tax, insurance, etc. Chiefly in "take-home pay".
2Designed or intended to be taken away for use or consumption at home; relating to such use or consumption.
3North American Education. Designating an examination or test which is intended to be completed without supervision outside of class time.
4Designating a key fact, point, or idea to be remembered, typically one emerging from a discussion or meeting.
2Something designed or intended to be taken away for use, consumption, or enjoyment at home.
3North American Education. A take-home examination or test.
1940s; earliest use found in The New York Times. From take + home.
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