What do you take me for?

What do you take me for?

Do you think that I'm stupid or naïve? Usually followed by "a fool," "an idiot," or some such denigrating term. A: "Are you sure you installed the software correctly?" B: "Of course I did, what do you take me for?" I know that you're lying, Mike. What do you take me for, a complete idiot?
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what do you take me for?

What sort of person do you think I am? For example, What do you take me for, an idiot? This expression dates from the mid-1800s.
See also: take, what
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