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granted no quarter

To be offered no mercy, concession, or indulgence. We are at war with barbarians, soldier. You will be granted no quarter if you are taken captive; likewise, you shall grant them no quarter should you take them alive. This match determines if we're heading to the finals of the tournament, so make sure they are granted no quarter!
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be taken for granted

1. To be considered innately true, real, or correct; to be anticipated as always being available or at hand. The plenitude of our natural resources has been taken for granted by people for most of human history. I guess we had taken for granted that our kids would stick around this town and take care of us when we get older.
2. To be underestimated or undervalued; to not be properly appreciated or recognized. I've decided to go out and start my own business, because I'm sick of being taken for granted in this huge corporation.
See also: grant, taken

grant (someone) no quarter

To offer (someone) no mercy, concession, indulgence, or leeway. This match determines if we're heading to the finals of the tournament, so go out there and grant them no quarter! Our boss grants no quarter when it comes to the standards of our projects.
See also: grant, quarter

like Grant took Richmond

Very quickly or determinedly. The phrase refers to the US Civil War, in which Union forces (led by Ulysses S. Grant) brought about the Confederacy's surrender by taking the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia. A: "Wow, that was quick! Did you see any animals out there?" B: "No, but I went through the yard like Grant took Richmond." I barely talked to George at all today because he came through the office like Grant took Richmond.
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grant someone no quarter

 and give someone no quarter
Fig. not to allow someone any mercy or indulgence. (Originally meant to refuse to imprison and simply to kill one's prisoner.) The professor was harsh on lazy students. During class, he granted them no quarter.
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grant something to someone

to give or award something to someone. The foundation granted a large sum of money to Jane for her research. They granted an award to Kelly.
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take someone or something for granted

to expect someone or something to be always available to serve in some way without thanks or recognition; to value someone or something too lightly. I wish you didn't take me for granted. I guess that I take a lot of things for granted.
See also: grant, take

take for granted

1. Consider as true or real, anticipate correctly, as in I took it for granted that they'd offer to pay for their share but I was wrong. [c. 1600]
2. Underestimate the value of, become used to, as in The editors felt that the publisher was taking them for granted.
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take somebody/something for ˈgranted

not value somebody/something just because they are/it is always there: Your problem is that you take your wife for granted. When was the last time you told her how much you appreciated her?We take so many things for granted these days: electricity, running water, cars...

take something for ˈgranted (that...)

believe that something is/will be true, will happen, etc. without checking to make sure: We took it for granted that there would be some rooms available at the hotel but we were wrong.He took it for granted that he would get the job, and so he was very surprised when he didn’t.
See also: grant, something, take

take for granted

1. To consider as true, real, or forthcoming; anticipate correctly.
2. To underestimate the value of: a publisher who took the editors for granted.
See also: grant, take
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Renshaw and Granter, (7) however, found A103 immunopositivity in 15 (68%) of 22 adrenal cortical adenomas and 2 (50%) of 4 adrenal cortical carcinomas.
Technical assistance was kindly provided by Danny Boyce, Dena Wiseman, Olav Lyngstad, Donna Sommerton, Trevor Keough, Ralph Pynn, and Tracy Granter.
However, Beowulf is not a king in the first half of the poem, but the unpromising son of the outlaw Ecgtheow, and Grettir could hardly, in Iceland, have been made granter, numbering among his relations St Olafr of Norway, a high king of Ireland, and the legendary hero Ragnarr Lothbrok.
Edison Charter's scores must start improving again in 2002, warns John Mockler, executive director of the State Board of Education, which is now the school's charter granter.
Decent enough, but like any new technology that requires an openness of mind and a willingness to take risk, finding the public granters or private investors who can take the project to the next level has proved to be a major hurdle, at least for now.
This year, a special group of celebrity wish granters came together to craft a Public Service Announcement(PSA) to raise awareness about World Wish Day[sup.
Government payers, funders and granters must stop spending taxpayer dollars developing systems that require providers to perform duplicate data entry.
Table III demonstrates that below investment grade option granters have more positive excess stock returns and more negative excess bond returns than the corresponding reactions to below investment grade restricted stock granters.
Volunteers serve as wish granters, fundraisers, special events assistants and in numerous other capacities.
One of only nine planning grants made nationally by the IMLS, Pitt's project was identified by the granters as "one that will have an impact on library and information services and serve as models to libraries across the nation.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation aims to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions and utilises a network of over 25,000 volunteers to serve as wish granters, and fundraisers.
Interestingly, in 1997 counterparties in emerging Asia were net granters of credit guarantees on the initial claims of U.
During Shirk's term, NSPA and the Farmers Home Administration signed an agreement to cooperate in the establishment of their respective policies and procedures, to complement each other's activities and for NSPA to provide voluntary technical and management assistance to FmHA applicants, borrowers and/or granters.
We're grateful for the tireless efforts of our volunteer wish granters, board members, donors, medical partners and staff who make these magical wishes possible.
So when Shahrul was visited by the Wish Granters from Make-A-Wish Malaysia, he was quick to express his heartfelt wish - to board a Malaysia Airlines plane to Langkawi and stay at a seaside resort.