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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
See also: grant, take

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.
See also: grant, take

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.
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.
See also: grant, 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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tax-exempt grantor organization making grants is under increased scrutiny to document its relationships to foreign grantees, and can be penalized if it does not.
These R21 grants will not be renewable; continuation of projects developed under this program will be through the regular research grant (R01) program as new applications.
Both the computation of the beginning APIC pool and the ongoing calculations require companies to develop a process for tracking individual Stock option grants.
The campus-community coalition at Near Urban has been in existence for over a decade, during that time the coalition was successful in leveraging a national multiyear, multi-million dollar grant, along with smaller grants.
She and the other eligible competitors had given presentations and she was now sitting with her fingers crossed under the table, waiting anxiously for the vote on which entrepreneurs would take home grants.
A just-released study of 20 grants undertaken by the office of State Controller Steve Westly has raised serious questions about nine of them.
This simulated attack, conducted in May 2003, cost $16 million drawn from grants made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
a government information technology (IT), engineering, and scientific services provider, has announced a COMMITS award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for its Grants Online program.
Whether their law enforcement agencies are large or small, all communities can benefit from using grants.
The Renaissance Society of America will award ten grants for a total amount of $22,000 in the year 2003.
describe any new modifications to the assistance programs, publicize upcoming workshops and seminars for small businesses, as well as post progress on the businesses that have benefited from the cash grants.
The Commission planned to award 95,000 grants last year (70,000 or so entitlement awards to needy students less than 18 months out of high school, and 22,500 competitive-grant program awards for older students).
Karen Christensen, Deputy Director of Grants and Partnerships for the NEA, recognizes this reality: "It is a trend across the agency," and she acknowledges that "grants are smaller (than they were last year).
If a corporation grants to an employee ISOs first becoming exercisable in a single year that relate to shares with a combined fair market value that exceeds $100,000, the rule precluding options on shares in excess of $100,000 per year from qualifying as ISOs is applied by taking options into account in the order in which they were granted.
If you have "reload" options, you should treat them as new grants.
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