I take it (clause)

"I take it..." is a slightly formal phrase which means "It seems..."

For example, if you came home late in the evening, and there's no dinner, you might say to your family: 

I take it you ate already?

If you're at a sports bar, and someone sitting next to you is watching a baseball game on the TV and cheering whenever the New York Yankees score a run, you can start a conversation by saying: 

I take it you're a Yankees fan.

This expression comes across as kind of cool and understated.

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