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accept (something) as

1. To take or recognize something as performing a certain function, such as being a form of payment. I accept your offer to fix my car as reimbursement for the money you owe me. Please accept these flowers as my apology.
2. To acknowledge something as existing in a certain state, such as being true. If he ever wants this situation resolved, he needs to accept Mary's story as the truth. You need to accept this as reality, and move on.
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accept (something) as gospel

To believe that something is absolutely true without any hesitation or reservations. When we're growing up, we accept what our parents tell us as gospel. The beloved professor's opinions on the subject are accepted as gospel by his students.
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don't take any wooden nickels

Take care and, specifically, try not to get swindled. The phrase is thought to have originated in the early 20th century when country residents visiting the city were considered easily duped. Primarily heard in US. Have fun tonight and don't take any wooden nickels!
See also: any, nickel, take, wooden

accept someone as something

to consent to receive or consider someone as a particular type of person or a person who can serve a particular role. Sally finally accepted herself as the only possible peacemaker in the dispute.
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accept something as something

1. to agree that something will serve in payment of a debt or in return for something. This receipt shows that we have accepted your money as payment on your debt. This money has been accepted as reimbursement for the expenditure.
2. to resign [oneself] to something that cannot be changed. I must accept what you say as the final decision.
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I can accept that.

Inf. I accept your evaluation as valid. Bob: Now, you'll probably like doing the other job much better. It doesn't call for you to do the things you don't do well. Tom: I can accept that. Sue: On your evaluation this time, I noted that you need to work on telephone manners a little bit. Bill: I can accept that.
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I can't accept that.

Inf. I do not believe what you said.; I reject what you said. Sue: The mechanic says we need a whole new engine. John: What? I can't accept that! Tom: You're now going to work on the night shift. You don't seem to be able to get along with some of the people on the day shift. Bob: I can't accept that. It's them, not me.
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receive something from some place

to get and accept something from some place. I just received a letter from Budapest! Mary received a package from Japan.
See also: place, receive

accept a wooden nickel

be fooled or swindled. US
A wooden nickel is a worthless or counterfeit coin.
See also: accept, nickel, wooden

don’t take any wooden ˈnickels

(American English) used when saying goodbye to somebody to mean ‘be careful’, ‘take care of yourself’: Well, see you around Tom. Don’t take any wooden nickels.
See also: any, nickel, take, wooden

Don't take any wooden nickels

Don't let yourself be cheated. This expression was first heard in the early 20th century. Although there never were any wooden nickels as legal tender, country folk going to a city were likely to be cheated by all manner of ruses, including obviously counterfeit coins. Wooden nickels did exist, however, as bank promotions during and after the Great Depression; the “coins” were redeemable for prizes.
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Police officers often face the dilemma of accepting gratuities.
in its Los Angeles office, said the bank has opened 100,000 new checking and savings accounts since it began accepting the matricula card in 2001.
An offer is considered pending from the date the IRS executes the form 656 accepting the taxpayer's waiver of the statutory period of limitations and remains pending until the offer is accepted, rejected or withdrawn.
By accepting the matricula as a valid identification, the banks are essentially practicing discrimination, Spencer said.
But every week, an increasing number of field offices will be accepting ATM/debit cards until 92 offices have the new service by January 16.
A semiautomatic pistol that can use a detachable magazine and has at least one of the following: a threaded barrel, capable of accepting a flash suppressor, forward handgrip or silencer; a second handgrip; a barrel shroud that allows firing without burning the shooter's hand; or a capacity to accept a detachable magazine someplace other than the pistol grip.
Accepting the award, Valencia athletic director Enrique Lopez:
Therefore, in accordance with the terms of the tender offer, the Fund is purchasing shares on a pro rata basis from all tendering shareholders, other than shareholders holding 99 or fewer shares who tendered all of their shares from whom the Fund is accepting all shares properly tendered (aggregating 548 shares).
Chick said she does not believe the council members are overpaid for the hours they put in, but she said accepting a raise above what other workers are getting ``sends the wrong message.
Nasdaq:LAVA), a provider of chip design solutions, today announced that IBM Microelectronics is accepting design data from Blast Create(TM), Magma's high-capacity synthesis tool based on the FixedTiming(TM) methodology, for implementation of ASIC designs.
The Salvation Army announced Monday that it will begin accepting baby food, bottled water and other items at its facilities throughout Southern California.
Holders of Fila American Depositary Shares may also accept the offer by following the procedures for book-entry transfer described in the Offer to Purchase under "THE TENDER OFFER -- Section 3 PROCEDURES FOR ACCEPTING THE OFFER AND TENDERING FILA ADSs.
If the landfill is to accept sludge, the citizens group wants to make sure that Lancaster is not accepting wastes from other areas.
Holders of Fila American Depositary Shares may also accept the offer by following the procedures for book-entry transfer or for guaranteed delivery described in the Offer to Purchase under "THE TENDER OFFER -- Section 3 PROCEDURES FOR ACCEPTING THE OFFER AND TENDERING FILA ADSs.
Other findings include non- senior management employees who were in violation of ethics policies for accepting gifts in the form of meals and one employee who was found to be conducting personal business during state time.