take (something) as (the) gospel truth

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take (something) as (the) gospel truth

To believe that something is absolutely true without any hesitation or reservations. When we're growing up, we take what our parents tell us as gospel truth. That's part of why teenagers are so rebellious, because they're just starting to realize their parents' fallibility. The beloved professor's opinions on the author are taken as the gospel truth by his students.
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take something as/for ˈgospel/ˌgospel ˈtruth

(informal) believe something without questioning it or without any real proof: You can’t always take what she says as gospel — she’s not the most honest person in the world.It would be foolish to take everything in the newspapers for gospel. OPPOSITE: take something with a pinch of salt
Gospel is the life and teaching of Jesus as described in the Bible.
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