take as gospel

take something as gospel

also accept something as gospel
to believe that something is certainly true His opinions on international issues are taken as gospel by his colleagues.
Etymology: from the literal meaning of gospel (one of the books in the Bible that tell the story of Jesus's life)
See also: gospel, take

take as gospel

Also, take for gospel. Believe absolutely, regard as true, as in We took every word of his as gospel, but in fact he was often mistaken. This idiom, first recorded in 1496, uses gospel in the sense of the absolute truth. Also see gospel truth.
See also: gospel, take