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.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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