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be taken for granted

1. To be considered innately true, real, or correct; to be anticipated as always being available or at hand. The plenitude of our natural resources has been taken for granted by people for most of human history. I guess we had taken for granted that our kids would stick around this town and take care of us when we get older.
2. To be underestimated or undervalued; to not be properly appreciated or recognized. I've decided to go out and start my own business, because I'm sick of being taken for granted in this huge corporation.
See also: for, grant, taken

grant (someone) no quarter

To offer (someone) no mercy, concession, indulgence, or leeway. This match determines if we're heading to the finals of the tournament, so go out there and grant them no quarter! Our boss grants no quarter when it comes to the standards of our projects.
See also: grant, no, quarter

grant (something) to (someone)

To give something to someone, often as an award. The city never granted him the right to start building this annex. The committee decided to grant the award to Eugene after all.
See also: grant, to

granted no quarter

To be offered no mercy, concession, or indulgence. We are at war with barbarians, soldier. You will be granted no quarter if you are taken captive; likewise, you shall grant them no quarter should you take them alive. This match determines if we're heading to the finals of the tournament, so make sure they are granted no quarter!
See also: grant, no, quarter

like Grant took Richmond

Very quickly or determinedly. The phrase refers to the US Civil War, in which Union forces (led by Ulysses S. Grant) brought about the Confederacy's surrender by taking the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia. A: "Wow, that was quick! Did you see any animals out there?" B: "No, but I went through the yard like Grant took Richmond." I barely talked to George at all today because he came through the office like Grant took Richmond.
See also: grant, like, Richmond, took

take (someone or something) for granted

1. To consider something as being innately or unfailingly true, correct, real, or available. The plenitude of our natural resources has resulted in most people taking them for granted for most of human history. I guess I just took your support for granted, because I thought you would be there for me no matter what.
2. To underestimate or undervalue someone or something; to not properly recognize or appreciate someone or something. The boss takes us for granted, but if we weren't here, this whole company would collapse. I'm just getting fed up because it feels like you take everything I do around the house for granted.
See also: for, grant, take
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

grant someone no quarter

 and give someone no quarter
Fig. not to allow someone any mercy or indulgence. (Originally meant to refuse to imprison and simply to kill one's prisoner.) The professor was harsh on lazy students. During class, he granted them no quarter.
See also: grant, no, quarter

grant something to someone

to give or award something to someone. The foundation granted a large sum of money to Jane for her research. They granted an award to Kelly.
See also: grant, to

take someone or something for granted

to expect someone or something to be always available to serve in some way without thanks or recognition; to value someone or something too lightly. I wish you didn't take me for granted. I guess that I take a lot of things for granted.
See also: for, grant, take
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

take for granted

1. Consider as true or real, anticipate correctly, as in I took it for granted that they'd offer to pay for their share but I was wrong. [c. 1600]
2. Underestimate the value of, become used to, as in The editors felt that the publisher was taking them for granted.
See also: for, grant, take
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

take somebody/something for ˈgranted

not value somebody/something just because they are/it is always there: Your problem is that you take your wife for granted. When was the last time you told her how much you appreciated her?We take so many things for granted these days: electricity, running water, cars...

take something for ˈgranted (that...)

believe that something is/will be true, will happen, etc. without checking to make sure: We took it for granted that there would be some rooms available at the hotel but we were wrong.He took it for granted that he would get the job, and so he was very surprised when he didn’t.
See also: for, grant, something, take
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

take for granted

1. To consider as true, real, or forthcoming; anticipate correctly.
2. To underestimate the value of: a publisher who took the editors for granted.
See also: for, grant, take
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

grant no quarter

Show no mercy. This term comes from the ancient practice of sparing the life of an enemy who has come into one’s power, which was described as giving or granting quarter. Granting no quarter meant they were killed. The meaning of “quarter” has been disputed. The most likely explanation lies in “quarters” in the sense of “barracks,” a use of the word since the late sixteenth century. To grant no quarter thus meant to provide no housing for prisoners, who of course would not need it if they were dead. Wrote Nathan Bailey in 1725 (trans. Erasmus’ Colloquies), “It is grown into a proverb, I’ll give you no more quarter than a dog does a wolf.”
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Change of use of shop to shop/cafe at Joes Shop, Moor Cottage, Annan Road, Eastriggs - granted. Extension at 9 Greenknowe Avenue, Annan - granted.
For partially vested options or those granted after adopting Statement no.
In general, an ISO cannot be granted to an individual who, at the time of grant, owns stock having more than 10 percent of the combined voting power of all classes of stock of the employer corporation or of its parent or subsidiary corporation.
But a person's youth or maturity at the time of consenting to marry is not necessarily cause for an annulment to be granted.
| Flats above Atwal Stores, 69 Springbells Road, Annan - Granted conditionally.
Under another regime, options may be granted under an Approved Savings-Related Share Option Scheme (SAYE).
Our 1993 study [ILLUSTRATION FOR CHART OMITTED], which was based on methodology similar to that in Statement 123, found that for companies that issue options annually and have vesting periods of more than one year, expense will increase each year as new options are granted and will stabilize after the first vesting cycle.
Stock acquired through the exercise of an ISO cannot be disposed of until at least two years after the option is granted or one year after the stock is transferred to the employee.
2001-43 is effective for partnership interests granted after June 8,1993.
2001-43 clarifies that the determination of whether an interest granted to a service provider is a profits interest is, under the circumstances described, tested at the time the interest is granted, even if, at that time, the interest is substantially nonvested (within the meaning of Regs.
It works like this: A new option is automatically granted for each share tendered in a stock-for-stock exercise.
As everyone knows by now, by September 14, the IRS released the broadest disaster relief ever granted, through Notices 2001-61 and 2001-63.
The time for determining whether a profits or capital interest has been granted is the time of receipt.
There have always been some unanswered questions under APB 25, such as whether options granted to nonemployee outside directors should be treated the same as those granted to employees.