take someone's word

take (one's) word

To accept what one says without further verifying or investigating. You're right to be wary, but, in this case, I think we can take John's word. He has no reason to lie to us.
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take someone's word (for it)

believe what someone says or writes without checking for yourself.
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How can they just take someone's word for it and use a balance of probability to find him guilty?
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