Teacher: Don't interrupt. Who's teaching in this class, you or me?

Student: You are. You are the Teacher, so take it.

Teacher: Thank you.

Does it mean "so continue" or "so do it" ?

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    It could mean 'take the class' (where take means teach, lead the class). Commented Aug 23, 2020 at 7:43
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    It sounds incredibly rude and therefore a little unbelievable. The context would help clear it up. Commented Aug 25, 2020 at 0:46

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I often here such phrase in a combination with “there”. For example:

I will get you started and you take it from there

In this case the second person assumes the responsibility for something that is not mentioned.

Another example that I can remember is a case with a popular American band the Ramones. Sometimes Joey Ramona was making some speech on the stage and right before the song start he used to say “Take it Dee Dee”. And Dee Dee Ramona usually screamed something like “1, 2, 3, 4” and the ban would start playing. It happens around the 10th second on the video below:


So it this case, I see it in the same way. Joey has said everything we wanted and then he “passed the word” to the band and invited them to start playing.

In your case, I believe that the student was again “passing the word back to his teacher”. The student interrupted the teacher and then passes the word back. To my mind, it looks like it is “so continue”. Although, the student sounds very rude too me, too.

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