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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

 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

not take anything for granted

to question everything, including what is usually accepted as true He did not take his luck for granted and worked constantly to be an even better dancer.
Usage notes: also used in the form take nothing for granted: The president took nothing for granted and worked hard to gain the support of Congress.
Opposite of: take something for granted
See also: anything, grant, not, take

take somebody for granted

to fail to appreciate someone When your own children are growing up, you tend to take them for granted, and then, suddenly, they are grown up. Politicians seem to take voters for granted, except when they face a serious challenge.
Usage notes: usually said about someone who is not appreciated because you think they will always be available
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take something for granted

1. to fail to appreciate the value of something So many of us take clean water for granted.
2. to accept something as true without questioning or testing it We take it for granted that our children will be better off than we are. Opposite of: not take anything for granted
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take it for granted

to believe that something is true without first thinking about it or making sure that it is true (usually + that ) I'd always seen them together and just took it for granted that they were married.
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take somebody for granted

to not show that you are grateful to someone for helping you or that you are happy they are with you, often because they have helped you or been with you so often One of the problems with relationships is that after a while you begin to take each other for granted.
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take something for granted

to expect something to be available all the time and forget that you are lucky to have it We take so many things for granted in this country - like having hot water whenever we need it.
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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 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
References in periodicals archive ?
Misher, Tax Consequences of Exercising An Incentive Stock Option with Stock of the Granting Corporation, 36 The Tax Executive 357 (July, 1984).
The Audit Committee has recommended improvements in the controls and procedures relating to the Company's granting of stock options.
Specific examples of forward-looking statements in this release include, but are not limited to, statements concerning the status of the internal investigation, the timing of the filing of any required restated financial statements, the effect of improvements on the Company's stock option granting practices, the ability to enter into any settlement agreement with the IRS, the size of any IRC Section 409A impact, the magnitude of any accounting adjustments, whether the Company will be able to file all of its restated and delinquent financial statements by the deadlines prescribed by NASDAQ, and whether the proposed tender offer will be successful.
If a granting office is receptive to an agency's idea, the idea may appear in a future plan or solicitation.
In the West Virginia example cited earlier, the state police did not call a granting agency and ask them what kinds of projects they were funding; rather, state police investigators had an idea for a particular project and inquired whether that particular project could be funded.
The independent investigation has taken over four months and consisted of a review of over 200 stock option granting actions.
The results of the independent investigation showed that improvements are needed in Rambus' processes for the granting of equity compensation.
As a supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, all of us in the Laker Family have first-hand experience of the power of granting a child's wish," said Jennifer Soliman, Director of Development for the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation.
For "A Season of Wishes," the Make-A-Wish Foundation is teaming up with both local and regional businesses and civic leaders to implement a 6-week campaign to "turn the town Blue," featuring high-profile events, family activities, celebrity involvement and the granting of children's wishes.
Functionality Streamlines Competitive Granting Administration and Allows Foundations to Match Donors with Targeted Giving Opportunities
Pursuant to Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 4350 (i)(1)(A)(iv), the options and restricted shares were granted on October 29, 2004 under LeCroy's 2004 Stock Employment Inducement Plan, which LeCroy's Board of Directors adopted recently to facilitate the granting of stock options and restricted shares as an inducement to new employees to join LeCroy.