accept (something) as gospel

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accept (something) as gospel

To believe that something is absolutely true without any hesitation or reservations. When we're growing up, we accept what our parents tell us as gospel. The beloved professor's opinions on the subject are accepted as gospel by his students. A: "Those negative comments I got on my performance review have ruined my whole day." B: "I know she's your boss, but you can't accept everything she says as gospel. I mean, I've never known you to be anything but a stellar employee."
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