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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.
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.
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.
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.
*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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
restore someone's trust in somethingand 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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]
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.
not trust someone as far as you can throw themnot trust or hardly trust a particular person at all. informal
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.
in somebody’s ˈtrust,
in the trust of somebodybeing looked after by somebody: The family pet was left in the trust of a neighbour.
not trust somebody an ˈinchnot trust somebody at all: He says he just wants to help you but I wouldn’t trust him an inch if I were you.
take something on ˈtrustbelieve 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.
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!
To depend on someone or something: The preacher told the congregation to trust in God.
To depend on something: I'd rather plan my financial future than trust to luck.
To grant discretion to someone confidently: Can you trust them with your credit card information?
exclam. Believe me!; Honestly! He actually said it just like Tom told you. Trust me!