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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!
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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: 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.
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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.
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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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tax-exempt grantor organization making grants is under increased scrutiny to document its relationships to foreign grantees, and can be penalized if it does not.
These R21 grants will not be renewable; continuation of projects developed under this program will be through the regular research grant (R01) program as new applications.
Both the computation of the beginning APIC pool and the ongoing calculations require companies to develop a process for tracking individual Stock option grants.
The campus-community coalition at Near Urban has been in existence for over a decade, during that time the coalition was successful in leveraging a national multiyear, multi-million dollar grant, along with smaller grants.
She and the other eligible competitors had given presentations and she was now sitting with her fingers crossed under the table, waiting anxiously for the vote on which entrepreneurs would take home grants.
A just-released study of 20 grants undertaken by the office of State Controller Steve Westly has raised serious questions about nine of them.
This simulated attack, conducted in May 2003, cost $16 million drawn from grants made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
a government information technology (IT), engineering, and scientific services provider, has announced a COMMITS award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for its Grants Online program.
Whether their law enforcement agencies are large or small, all communities can benefit from using grants.
The Renaissance Society of America will award ten grants for a total amount of $22,000 in the year 2003.
describe any new modifications to the assistance programs, publicize upcoming workshops and seminars for small businesses, as well as post progress on the businesses that have benefited from the cash grants.
The Commission planned to award 95,000 grants last year (70,000 or so entitlement awards to needy students less than 18 months out of high school, and 22,500 competitive-grant program awards for older students).
Karen Christensen, Deputy Director of Grants and Partnerships for the NEA, recognizes this reality: "It is a trend across the agency," and she acknowledges that "grants are smaller (than they were last 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.
If you have "reload" options, you should treat them as new grants.
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