take someone's word for it


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.


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  • take 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

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