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accept (something) as

1. To take or recognize something as performing a certain function, such as being a form of payment. I accept your offer to fix my car as reimbursement for the money you owe me. Please accept these flowers as my apology.
2. To acknowledge something as existing in a certain state, such as being true. If he ever wants this situation resolved, he needs to accept Mary's story as the truth. You need to accept this as reality, and move on.
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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.
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don't take any wooden nickels

Take care and, specifically, try not to get swindled. The phrase is thought to have originated in the early 20th century when country residents visiting the city were considered easily duped. Primarily heard in US. Have fun tonight and don't take any wooden nickels!
See also: any, nickel, take, wooden

accept someone as something

to consent to receive or consider someone as a particular type of person or a person who can serve a particular role. Sally finally accepted herself as the only possible peacemaker in the dispute.
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accept something as something

1. to agree that something will serve in payment of a debt or in return for something. This receipt shows that we have accepted your money as payment on your debt. This money has been accepted as reimbursement for the expenditure.
2. to resign [oneself] to something that cannot be changed. I must accept what you say as the final decision.
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I can accept that.

Inf. I accept your evaluation as valid. Bob: Now, you'll probably like doing the other job much better. It doesn't call for you to do the things you don't do well. Tom: I can accept that. Sue: On your evaluation this time, I noted that you need to work on telephone manners a little bit. Bill: I can accept that.
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I can't accept that.

Inf. I do not believe what you said.; I reject what you said. Sue: The mechanic says we need a whole new engine. John: What? I can't accept that! Tom: You're now going to work on the night shift. You don't seem to be able to get along with some of the people on the day shift. Bob: I can't accept that. It's them, not me.
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receive something from some place

to get and accept something from some place. I just received a letter from Budapest! Mary received a package from Japan.
See also: place, receive

accept a wooden nickel

be fooled or swindled. US
A wooden nickel is a worthless or counterfeit coin.
See also: accept, nickel, wooden

don’t take any wooden ˈnickels

(American English) used when saying goodbye to somebody to mean ‘be careful’, ‘take care of yourself’: Well, see you around Tom. Don’t take any wooden nickels.
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Don't take any wooden nickels

Don't let yourself be cheated. This expression was first heard in the early 20th century. Although there never were any wooden nickels as legal tender, country folk going to a city were likely to be cheated by all manner of ruses, including obviously counterfeit coins. Wooden nickels did exist, however, as bank promotions during and after the Great Depression; the “coins” were redeemable for prizes.
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Nonetheless, three more of the 14 families accepted relocation to Andong yesterday without monetary compensation, according to representative Sok Srey On.
When the offer is returned on these grounds, the Service will not refund the application fee unless the offer was accepted for processing in error.
Registration for other researchers and clinicians (without an accepted abstract) is open December 2 January 10.
Within the larger community of any police jurisdiction, the practice of exchanging gifts, swapping services, and extending professional 'courtesies' is accepted by all citizens.
It makes sense for each institution to protect itself from the multiple-application scenario by creating a list of qualified and appealing candidates to whom they can turn if they misjudge their expected yield from the accepted pool of applicants.
Singles and upwards are accepted on FA Cup, Worthington Cup, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup games.
The team tested how well 44 members of three genetically dissimilar, well-established pocket-gopher populations accepted skin grafts from animals in their own group.
Suppose that on historical grounds some particular Catholic does not agree that the church has always accepted as a revelation of God that women could not be ordained?
For people under 65, Medicare benefits hinge on becoming eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance and waiting two years and seven months even if the SSDI application is accepted without a challenge.
There are currently nearly 13 million PayPass cards and devices in the market, and PayPass is currently accepted globally at 46,000 merchant locations, including participating 7-Eleven, CVS, McDonald's, Regal Entertainment Group theaters and many others.
RAWALPINDI -- Out of a total 1,326 nomination papers filed by the candidates in Rawalpindi Division for contesting general elections 2013 for 16 National Assembly and 27 Provincial Assembly seats including two constituencies of federal capital, 16 Returning Officers (ROs) accepted 1230.
Islamabad -- As Saturday was last day for scrutiny of nomination papers, papers of most renowned politicians were accepted.
After moving to Southern California with his partner and four children, Johnson found churches that accepted him as he is.
For example, you will have the option of seeing the final document with the proposed changes highlighted (see exhibit 9, page 74) or what the final document would look like if all changes were accepted by the originator.
7122-1(b), an offer may be accepted if there is doubt as to liability or collectibility, or if acceptance will promote effective tax administration.