take\ upon\ oneself

take\ upon\ oneself
• take (up)on oneself
v. phr.
1. To accept as a duty or responsibility.

He took it on himself to see that the packages were delivered.

2. To assume wrongfully or without permission as a right or privilege.

You should not have taken it upon yourself to accept the invitation for the whole family.


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


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