not take (something) lightly

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not take (something) lightly

To regard something with a great amount of seriousness or gravity. I hope you aren't taking these allegations lightly—they could mean a life in prison! I can promise you that I won't take this job interview lightly.
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"I'm sure that he didn't take it lightly but it's a decision for the benefit of the team," The Sun quoted Villas-Boas, as saying.
"We didn't take it lightly, whatsoever, and we had to give them all the respect.'' Salisbury player-boss Darrell Clarke said: "You've seen how I've lined up, I've gone for a 4-5-1 to try to keep our shape and our discipline.
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