I wrote this little piece and posted it on STSTT six years ago yesterday. Maddening as it is, the use of the hated expression has only gotten worse, i.e., more frequent, more pervasive.
I brought you into the world and I can take you out (Mama said). Take it off! Take two aspirin and call me in the morning.
But whatever you do, FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS SAKE, DON'T SAY TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL.