take for granted

Meaning(s)

1. to not appreciate sb/sth, to expect sth to continue (without change)

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don't take it for granted, it could be gone tomorrow!

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 If you take someone or something 'for granted' you fail to properly appreciate or value it because you assume they will always be there. "I have been putting in a lot of extra work that I feel has been taken for granted." 

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  1. Today we take electricity in our homes for granted, but in the past, this was not the case.
  2. My boyfriend does so much cooking in our home. I really took him for granted until he broke his arm and I had to cook.
  3. In cities like London, Berlin and Tokyo, people take the public transport system for granted. But they'd be lost without it!

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  1. A good user interface is taken for granted until you come in contact with a bad one.
  2. We can't take for granted the support we have been given by the local authorities and the local community.

2. assume something is true without checking it, accept as fact

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a lot of people take for granted what they see on the News/Internet

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 If you take a fact or information for granted you assume it is true without checking otherwise. "If we take for granted that these figures are correct, we are in a lot of trouble." Similar in meaning to 'if we take as fact' and 'if we assume'.

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  1. A lot of people nowadays take for granted what they see on the News.
  2. The Internet is full of 'Fake News', but a lot of people just take it for granted without checking the facts.

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  1. If we take for granted that we will sell over 40,000 units a month for a year we will just about break even.
  2. This financial estimate takes for granted that inflation will not rise and that our outgoings will remain the same thoughout the coming year.

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presuppose put forward

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