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    take sth at face value

    dear teachers, please explain. 1. take sth at face value. 2. put a spin on sth






    thanks

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    Re: take sth at face value

    Quote Originally Posted by lalda222 View Post
    dear teachers, please explain. 1. take sth at face value. 2. put a spin on sth
    thanks

    Hi Lalda: look at this definition

    Accept from its outward appearance, as in You can't always take a manufacturer's advertisements at face value; they're bound to exaggerate. Literally this idiom has referred to the monetary value printed on a bank note, stock certificate, bond, or other financial instrument since the 1870s. The figurative usage is from the late 1800s.
    I answered the other question earlier today.

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