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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, no, 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, 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.
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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: grant, take

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.
See also: grant, take

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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The right of the credit granter to ask for the information in the fast instance seems to me to be a reasonable one.
For its VIP invitation-only opening party on November 2nd, the bakery-cafe will proudly honor The Make-A-Wish Foundation[R] of the Tri-Counties; Make-A-Wish recipient Daniela Zamora and The Zamora Family and Make-A-Wish Granters Cherie and Leo Maciel.
Granter SR,Weilbaecher KN, Quigley C, Fletcher CD, Fisher DE.
Granter SR, Weilbaecher KN, Quigley C, Fletcher CDM, Fisher DE.
Both NexGuard Granter and NexGuard Viewer work with NexGuard's Token Manager system, which uses a USB memory stick with a smart card in SIM format to authenticate and control access rights and imprint identifying watermarks.
2-4,11) Granter et al (10) recently suggested that the prognosis of patients with MES is generally not as grave as previously reported.
During the shoot, six lucky wish children of the Foundation worked one-on-one with Bryant, an honored wish granter of the organization.
Renshaw and Granter, (7) however, found A103 immunopositivity in 15 (68%) of 22 adrenal cortical adenomas and 2 (50%) of 4 adrenal cortical carcinomas.
28) However, Granter and coworkers (28) suggested that D5 (antibody against mitf) is not a useful marker for distinguishing melanoma from clear cell sarcoma.
Recently, Granter et al[11] described distinctive tumors showing perivascular proliferations of small spindle and round cells with myoid differentiation as "perivascular myomas.
During the hearing the counsel and granters of nominated person in the case then president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf appeared and sought more time.
Our greatest need is for Ambassadors who can help us bring our mission to the community by first joining us at one of our bi-monthly Wish Tours and then inviting others to also come and hear about our work through the eyes of our wish granters, wish parents and wish children.
It also means that we get more of what the upper- and middle-class granters and commemorators thought working-class heroism should be--as they sought to use it for didactic purposes--than working-class conceptions themselves.
The reasons are complex, but for granters of research funding, especially government sources, there is a desire to concentrate funds to centres of excellence.