The Tick (shanrina) wrote in linguaphiles,
The Tick
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"Take a chair" for "have a seat"?

I just came across an unfamiliar expression, and I'm trying to figure out if it's a dialect thing or just one I've missed in the past: "take a chair." From context, it seems to mean the same thing as "sit down" or "have/take a seat." Is this common in your English dialects? I speak Mid-Atlantic American English, and the person who used it grew up in California. Google's not giving me much, and I'm curious as to how common it is. Have you all heard this before? What kind of English do you speak?
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