take for granted
phrasal 1. to assume as true, real, or expected 2. to value too lightly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • take for granted — If you take something for granted, you don t worry or think about it because you assume you will always have it.  If you take someone for granted, you don t show your appreciation to them …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • take for granted — index assume (suppose), guess, postulate, presume, presuppose, suspect (think), trust …   Law dictionary

  • take for granted — ► take for granted 1) fail to appreciate through over familiarity. 2) assume that (something) is true. Main Entry: ↑grant …   English terms dictionary

  • take for granted — verb take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof (Freq. 3) I assume his train was late • Syn: ↑assume, ↑presume • Derivationally related forms: ↑presumptive (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • take for granted — take (someone) for granted to fail to appreciate someone. When your own children are growing up, you tend to take them for granted, and then, suddenly, they are grown up. Politicians seem to take voters for granted, except when they face a… …   New idioms dictionary

  • take for granted — {v. phr.} 1. To suppose or understand to be true. * /Mr. Harper took for granted that the invitation included his wife./ * /A teacher cannot take it for granted that students always do their homework./ Compare: BEG THE QUESTION. 2. To accept or… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take for granted — {v. phr.} 1. To suppose or understand to be true. * /Mr. Harper took for granted that the invitation included his wife./ * /A teacher cannot take it for granted that students always do their homework./ Compare: BEG THE QUESTION. 2. To accept or… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take\ for\ granted — v. phr. 1. To suppose or understand to be true. Mr. Harper took for granted that the invitation included his wife. A teacher cannot take it for granted that students always do their homework. Compare: beg the question 2. To accept or become used… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take for granted —    If you take something for granted, you don t worry or think about it because you assume you will always have it. If you take someone for granted, you don t show your appreciation to them.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • take for granted — Synonyms and related words: accept, accept for gospel, accept implicitly, allegorize, allude to, anticipate, assume, be afraid, be caught napping, be certain, be neglectful, be negligent, believe, believe without reservation, bring to mind, buy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • take for granted — verb a) To assume something to be true without verification or proof. Let it be considered a delicate intimation on the part of the historian that he is going back to the town in which Oliver Twist was born; the reader taking it for granted that… …   Wiktionary

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