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Related to take as read: out of whack, somehow or other, give pause
take it as read
To plainly accept something as true, fact, or general knowledge without first verifying or investigating it. It's a shame that a lot of people take it as read that video games are no more than idle entertainment.
take it as read(British & Australian)
to accept that something is true without making sure that it is (often + that ) We just took it as read that we were invited.