take at one's word


take at one's word
{v. phr.} To believe everything (someone) says; to act on what is said. * /If you say you don't want this coat, I'll take you at your word and throw it away./ * /When the king said he wished to be rid of his advisor, a friend took him at his word and murdered the councillor./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • take at one's word — {v. phr.} To believe everything (someone) says; to act on what is said. * /If you say you don t want this coat, I ll take you at your word and throw it away./ * /When the king said he wished to be rid of his advisor, a friend took him at his word …   Dictionary of American idioms

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