take the liberty to do (something)

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take the liberty to do (something)

To do something without first seeking out or asking for someone's permission. I took the liberty to print out some financial reports ahead of today's meeting. I hope you don't mind, but I took the liberty to tell your husband you'd be late for dinner.
See also: liberty, take
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The omission of this was highly blameable in one Mr Moore, who, having formerly borrowed some lines of Pope and company, took the liberty to transcribe six of them into his play of the Rival Modes.
As technology continues to advance, it may be more daunting for drivers to do their own research on their next vehicle, which is why Edmonton BMW took the liberty to help drivers along with the research process.
I couldn't believe that the first sales person took the liberty to add this package without my consent.
The responsibility for this should be assumed by the prime minister and other institutions, that took the liberty to oppose the decision of the Constitutional Court, something that Macedonian citizens will have to pay for," said Kadriu.
defensive tackle for the Tennessee Titans, then took the liberty to first kick Gurode's head before proceeding to scrape his cleats across Gurode's face and forehead.
Matthew Nuthall, a permanent addition from the Blues, swept over for Pontypridd and took the liberty to add two points.
A couple of months ago, I took the liberty to send a letter into NCR when I was annoyed with a particular article.
I have took the liberty to attach the sl*g's photograph, click here - www.