Take as gospel

Also, take for gospel . Believe absolutely, regard as true, as in We took every word of his as gospel, but in fact he was often mistaken . This idiom, first recorded in 1496, uses gospel in the sense of the absolute truth. Also see gospel truth


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    Be soundly beaten or defeated, as in Our team took quite a shellacking last night. Why being coated with shellac should suggest defeat is not clear. [ ; c. 1930 ]

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    take a run at someone

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    see: take a fall

  • Take a stand

    Adopt a firm position about an issue, as in She was more than willing to take a stand on abortion rights. This idiom alludes to the military sense of stand, “hold one’s ground against an enemy.” [ Mid-1800s ]

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