take liberties with


take liberties with
take liberties with
1. To treat with undue freedom or familiarity, or indecently
2. To falsify
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Main Entry:liberty

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • take liberties with — take liberties (with (someone)) to be friendly with another person for your own benefit. The head of our department believed that everyone there would take liberties with her if she let them …   New idioms dictionary

  • take liberties with — (something) to change something to suit your needs, esp. when writing a story or book. The play takes liberties with history, but it brings to life the people from so long ago …   New idioms dictionary

  • take liberties with — I d appreciate it if you would refrain from taking liberties with me Syn: act with familiarity toward, show disrespect to/toward, act with impropriety with/toward, act indecorously with, be impudent with, act with impertinence to/toward; take… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • take liberties with — 1) to do more than you have been given permission to do in a way that offends someone 2) formal to represent information in a way that is not exactly correct The government has taken liberties with the facts in order to support their case …   English dictionary

  • take liberties with — 1》 behave in an unduly familiar manner towards. 2》 treat without strict faithfulness to the facts or to an original. → liberty …   English new terms dictionary

  • take liberties with someone — take liberties (with (someone)) to be friendly with another person for your own benefit. The head of our department believed that everyone there would take liberties with her if she let them …   New idioms dictionary

  • take liberties with something — take liberties with (something) to change something to suit your needs, esp. when writing a story or book. The play takes liberties with history, but it brings to life the people from so long ago …   New idioms dictionary

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  • take liberties — (with (someone)) to be friendly with another person for your own benefit. The head of our department believed that everyone there would take liberties with her if she let them …   New idioms dictionary