take (something) for granted

take (something) for granted
take (something) for granted 1. to accept something as true without questioning or testing it.

We take it for granted that our children will be better off than we are.

2. to fail to appreciate the value of something.

So many of us take clean water for granted.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • take something for granted — phrase to expect something always to happen or exist in a particular way, and to not think about any possible problems or difficulties Losing my job taught me never to take anything for granted. take it for granted (that): You can’t take it for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take something for granted — to expect something always to happen or exist in a particular way, and to not think about any possible problems or difficulties Losing my job taught me never to take anything for granted. take it for granted (that): You can t take it for granted… …   English dictionary

  • take something for granted — assume that something is true. → grant …   English new terms dictionary

  • take smth for granted — (from Idioms in Speech) to assume, accept something as true, or as a fact, or as certain to happen (without reason or proof) I Although he was a Tory by habit and condition, there were few institutions he took for granted. (I. Murdoch) She took… …   Idioms and examples

  • take someone/something for granted — fail to appreciate someone or something that is very familiar or obvious the comforts that people take for granted | she took him for granted. take something for grantedassume that something is true without questioning it: | people no longer took …   Useful english dictionary

  • take it for granted — to believe that something is true without first thinking about it or making sure that it is true. I d always seen them together and just took it for granted that they were married. (usually + that) …   New idioms dictionary

  • not take anything for granted — to question everything, including what is usually accepted as true. He did not take his luck for granted and worked constantly to be an even better dancer. Usage notes: also used in the form take nothing for granted: The president took nothing… …   New idioms dictionary

  • take it for granted — accept something unquestioningly; show disregard for something, treat something in an unappreciative manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Don't Take Love For Granted — Studio album by Lulu Released 1978 …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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