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    to take one’s word for it

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    “I shall love you for ever…”
    “I didn’t get that in black and white, but I’ll take your word for it.” (D. Cusack)

    I have to take her word for that, mind you. (J. Wain)

    “Jerry, it’s crazy hat has the kid got to do with- “
    “Herbie, take my word for it and get him out of town on the morning plane. (H. Wouk)

    to take one’s word for it = to believe what a person says

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    Re: to take one’s word for it

    Yes. To believe what someone says without seeking any external clarification.

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    Re: to take one’s word for it

    perhaps ...believe without stint

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