take my word for it


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take (one's) word for it

To accept what one says without further verifying or investigating. You're right to be wary, but, in this case, I think we can take John's word for it. He has no reason to lie to us.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

Take my word for it.

Believe me.; Trust me, I am telling you the truth. Bill: Take my word for it. These are the best power tools you can buy. Bob: But I don't need any power tools. Rachel: No one can cook better than Fred. Take my word for it. Bill: Really? Fred: Oh, yes. It's true.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

take my word for it

COMMON If you say to someone take my word for it, you mean that they should believe you because you know that what you are saying is correct. You'll have nothing but trouble if you buy that house, take my word for it.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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