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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, quarter

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: 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, 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

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.
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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.
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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: grant, take

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.
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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: grant, something, take

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: grant, take
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25 approach, pro forma disclosures needed to include the effects of all awards granted in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 1994.
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.
For purposes of computing the limitation, the fair market value of the stock is determined as of the date the ISO is granted.
If the exercise price of each ISO granted under an employer's plan is equal to the fair market value of the underlying shares of stock at the time of grant (a common situation, although ISOs with exercise prices in excess of current fair market value are obviously permissible), then compliance can be tested by comparing $100,000 to the product of (i) the number of shares with respect to which ISOs of an employee first become exercisable in a particular year and (i) the exercise price per share.
If the corporation wants to grant to the employee an ISO with respect to a greater quantity of shares, an ISO could be granted that is exercisable over a multi-year interval -- for example, for a total of 10,000 shares, exercisable to the extent of 5,000 shares per year.
If a corporation grants to an employee ISOs first becoming exercisable in a single year that relate to shares with a combined fair market value that exceeds $100,000, the rule precluding options on shares in excess of $100,000 per year from qualifying as ISOs is applied by taking options into account in the order in which they were granted.
Analog Devices has determined that no restatement of its historical financial results would be necessary due to the proposed settlement, because the effects of using revised measurement dates for options granted in 1998, 1999 and 2001 are not material to any of the fiscal years 1998 through 2005, based on the materiality guidelines contained in SAB 99.
ADI granted options to between 2,000 and 3,500 employees in each of the years under investigation.
On September 1, 2004, a total of 340,000 shares were granted to six new employees.
On December 3, 2004, a total of 68,000 shares were granted to two new employees.
On December 17, 2004, a total of 40,000 shares were granted to one new employee.
On January 7, 2005, a total of 20,000 shares were granted to one new employee.
Included in the non-officer employee stock option grants are grants to the following former CATC executive officers: Kevin Fitzgerald was granted stock options to purchase 6,667 shares of LeCroy common stock under each of Tranches #2 and #3; and Albert Lee was granted stock options to purchase 13,333 shares of LeCroy common stock under Tranche #1 and another 6,667 shares under Tranche #2.
On October 29, 2004, an employment inducement restricted stock grant to purchase 50,000 shares of LeCroy common stock was granted to Carmine J.