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in trust

Especially of money or property, in the protection, care, or guardianship of a trustee. Following her parents' sudden deaths, the young heiress's fortune was held in trust by her paternal grandfather.
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brain trust

A group of experts who are chosen to be advisors to a person in power and aid in making important decisions. All politicians need a brain trust to help guide them through the campaign process and stay informed of the important issues facing their constituency.
See also: brain, trust

I wouldn't trust (someone) as far as I could throw (them)

I do not trust that person at all. You want me to tell our plans to Jill? I wouldn't trust Jill as far as I could throw her.
See also: could, far, throw, trust

not trust (one) an inch

To not trust one at all. I've known Vick since we were kids, and I don't trust him an inch—he's always up to something.
See also: inch, not, trust

*in the trust of someone

under the responsibility or in the care of someone. (*Typically: be ~; leave someone or something ~; place someone or something ~.) The state placed the orphan in the trust of the foster parents. Our bonds are left in the trust of our broker.
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misplace one's trust (in someone)

to put trust in the wrong person; to put trust in someone who does not deserve it. The writer misplaced his trust in his editor. The voters misplaced their trust in the corrupt politician.
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place one's trust in someone or something

to trust someone or something. If you place your trust in me, everything will work out all right. You should place your trust in your own proven talent.
See also: place, trust

put one's trust in someone or something

to trust someone or something. Will I never be able to put my trust in you? You can put your trust in the bank. Its deposits are insured.
See also: put, trust

Put your trust in God, and keep your powder dry.

 and Keep your powder dry.
Prov. Have faith that God will make sure that you win a conflict, but be prepared to fight well and vigorously. (Supposed to have been said by Oliver Cromwell; powder means gunpowder.) Bill: Am I going to win my lawsuit? Alan: All you can do is put your trust in God, and keep your powder dry.
See also: and, dry, keep, powder, put, trust

restore someone's trust in something

 and restore someone's belief in something; restore someone's faith in something
to reinstate someone's belief, faith, trust, etc., in something. I knew that a good performance on the test would restore my parents' belief in me. Her faith was restored in the government.
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take something on trust

to accept that something is true through trust. I don't know if it's so, but I'll take it on trust. CH You will have to take it on trust because I can't prove it.
See also: on, take, trust

trust in someone or something

to believe in someone or something. Trust in me. I know what I am saying. Can I trust in the figures in this report?
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Trust me!

I am telling you the truth. Please believe me. Tom said with great conviction, "Trust me! I know exactly what to do!" Mary: Do you really think we can keep this party a secret until Thursday? Sally: Trust me! I know how to plan a surprise party.
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trust someone for something

to depend on someone for payment for something. I will lend you one hundred dollars. I know I can trust you for it. I loaned Ted a lot of money. It's all right. I can trust him for it.
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trust someone or something to someone

to leave someone or something in the possession of someone whom you assume will take good care of someone or something. Can I trust my little Jimmy to you? I am perfectly comfortable trusting this money to you.
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trust someone to do something

to believe that someone can be relied on to do something. You can trust her to be here on time. I can't trust myself to eat wisely.
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trust someone with someone or something

to leave someone in the care of someone or something. Can I trust you with my uncle? He needs to have his medicine right on time. I am sure I can trust you with the money. Don't leave that cake with me. I can't trust myself with it.
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brain trust

A group of experts who serve as unofficial but vital advisers. For example, Each town manager seemed to have his or her own brain trust, which of course changed with every election . This term, closely associated with President Franklin Roosevelt's advisers on domestic and foreign policy in the early 1930s, was first recorded in 1910.
See also: brain, trust

in trust

In the possession or care of a trustee, as in The money was held in trust for the children's education. This expression implies having confidence in someone (the trustee). [Mid-1500s]
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not trust someone as far as you could throw them

If you say that you would not trust someone as far as you could throw them, you mean that you do not trust them at all. He may look innocent, but I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him. Note: People sometimes use can instead of could. The government says that it is green, but I wouldn't trust them as far as I can throw them.
See also: could, far, not, throw, trust

not trust someone as far as you can throw them

not trust or hardly trust a particular person at all. informal
See also: can, far, not, throw, trust

ˌtried and ˈtested/ˈtrusted

(British English) (American English ˌtried and ˈtrue) that you have used or relied on in the past successfully: We’ll be using a tried and tested technique to solve the problem.
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in somebody’s ˈtrust


in the trust of somebody

being looked after by somebody: The family pet was left in the trust of a neighbour.
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not trust somebody an ˈinch

not trust somebody at all: He says he just wants to help you but I wouldn’t trust him an inch if I were you.
See also: inch, not, somebody, trust

take something on ˈtrust

believe what somebody says even though you do not have any proof or evidence to show that it is true: I took it on trust that the painting was genuine. I had no reason to believe he would try to deceive me.
See also: on, something, take, trust

trust ˈyou, ˈhim, ˈher, etc. (to do something)

(spoken, informal) used when somebody does or says something that you think is typical of them: Trust you to forget my birthday!Trust it to rain at the weekend!
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trust in

To depend on someone or something: The preacher told the congregation to trust in God.
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trust to

To depend on something: I'd rather plan my financial future than trust to luck.
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trust with

To grant discretion to someone confidently: Can you trust them with your credit card information?
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Trust me!

exclam. Believe me!; Honestly! He actually said it just like Tom told you. Trust me!
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References in classic literature ?
To destroy the trusts is the only way we can see to escape their domination.
That, gentlemen, is socialism, a greater combination than the trusts, a greater economic and social combination than any that has as yet appeared on the planet.
Have you ever asked what will happen to you when greater combinations than even the present trusts arise?
You are compelled to form a new political party because the old parties are in the hands of the trusts.
We captured the state legislature of Oregon and put through splendid protective legislation, and it was vetoed by the governor, who was a creature of the trusts.
When the combination of the trusts will control all legislation, when the combination of the trusts will itself be the government," Ernest interrupted.
When you rise in your strength, remember, the reason for your rising will be that the government is in the hands of the trusts.
And in the time to come, when you rise in your strength, remember that you will be rising against the property of the trusts, and the liberty of the trusts, according to the law, to squeeze you.
The message brought to mind a moment 25 years ago, in March 1982, when my boss, a General Motors vice president, finally gave me the go-ahead to begin employee trust research.
The decedent's estate included the corpus of the marital trust under Sec.
but a factor that may influence the functioning of the group is the trust members have for other members of their team or group.
The operation of a split-interest trust typically involves one beneficiary-type (either charitable or non-charitable) receiving payments over a period of time, and then the other beneficiary-type receiving the remaining trust assets.
Recorded construction loan mortgages--even with the requisite Lien Law [section] 13 covenants for mortgages stating they are subject to the trust fund provisions of the Lien Law--do not provide adequate notice.
Their combined estates are large enough to require them to pay estate taxes, but each spouse has insufficient separate assets--other than retirement benefits--to fund a bypass trust that could minimize or eliminate the tax bill.
Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations under section 671 of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to the application of the grantor trust rules to nonexempt employee trusts.