take someone at his


take someone at his
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  • take someone or something seriously — take (someone or something) seriously : to treat (someone or something) as being very important and deserving attention or respect He takes his religious faith seriously. She s well qualified for the job, so she hopes the company will take her… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take someone's place — To act as substitute for, or successor to, someone • • • Main Entry: ↑place * * * take someone’s place take the place of someone phrase to do something instead of someone else No one could ever take the place of her father. Joe resigned as… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take someone up on — 1. To accept someone s offer or challenge with respect to 2. To challenge someone over (a statement, point, etc) • • • Main Entry: ↑take * * * 1) accept (an offer or challenge) from someone I d like to take you up on that offer 2) challenge or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take someone's place — or take the place of someone to do something instead of someone else No one could ever take the place of her father. Joe resigned as chairperson in 1999 and I took his place …   English dictionary

  • take (someone) at (their) word — to decide to believe exactly what someone tells you, even if it does not seem likely to be true. When he said he d give me a job, I took him at his word and turned up the next day at his office …   New idioms dictionary

  • take (someone) up on (something) — to accept (an offer or invitation) from someone. I think I ll take him up on his offer of a free ticket …   New idioms dictionary

  • take someone's side — take (someone s) side to agree with or support someone. I took Bob s side when I heard his account of the events. Related vocabulary: take sides …   New idioms dictionary

  • take someone's word for it — take (someone s) word for it to believe someone. If she says she s sick, you have to take her word for it. I took him at his word when he said he could translate Russian …   New idioms dictionary

  • take someone seriously — take someone/​something seriously phrase to think that someone/​something is important and should be given careful attention Jonathan takes his gardening very seriously. Don’t take everything he says so seriously. Thesaurus: to value something or …   Useful english dictionary

  • take someone under your wing — take (someone) under your wing : to help, teach, or take care of (someone who is younger or has less experience than you) He took the rookie pitcher under his wing. She took me under her wing and showed me how things were done. • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary