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receive (one's) just deserts

To receive that which one deserves, especially a punishment or unfavorable outcome. (Note: The phrase is often misspelled as "just desserts," due to the pronunciation of "deserts" and "desserts" being the same in this context.) The CEO cheated his clients out of nearly $4 million, but he received his just deserts when he was stripped of everything he owned and sent to prison.
See also: desert, just, receive

Received Pronunciation

An accent of British English derived from that of the British upper class in the early 20th century. It is commonly used in public broadcasting, as well as in schools such as Oxford and Cambridge. If you want people to take you seriously, you need to lose your country accent and adopt the Received Pronunciation. Studying at Cambridge has caused me to start speaking in the Received Pronunciation.
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receive (someone or something) with open arms

1. To greet someone very happily and eagerly; to give someone a very warm, enthusiastic welcome. When my brother left for the military, he and I didn't really get along too well, but now that he's coming home, I can't wait to receive him with open arms. It was a little intimidating starting a new job at such a large firm, but everyone there received me with open arms.
2. To be very pleased and enthusiastic about something, especially that which is new or unexpected. The president has announced a reversal on his controversial policy, and many people are receiving the news with open arms.
See also: arm, open, receive

the received wisdom

Common knowledge that is held to be true, but may not be. The received wisdom says to feed a cold and starve a fever, but that doesn't reflect current medical practice.
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the conventional wisdom

Common knowledge that is held to be true, but may not be. The conventional wisdom says to feed a cold and starve a fever, but that doesn't reflect current medical practice.
See also: conventional, wisdom

receive as (something)

1. To obtain something (from someone) in some particular capacity of for some particular reason. I received this watch as a gift for my 50 years of service to the company. We received a large payment from the government as an investment in our project.
2. To admit, welcome, or accept someone in a particular manner or capacity. Typically followed by "guest." I'm willing to receive you as a guest as a favor to my wife, but do not think that this courtesy extends any further than this evening. The embassy plans on receiving the former rebel leader as a guest of honor.
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receive back

To obtain, take, or acquire someone or something back (from someone, something, or some place). A noun or pronoun can be used between "receive" and "back." I finally received back the things the police had confiscated during their search. We received the patient back from the ICU so we could continue to monitor his progress.
See also: back, receive

receive from (someone or something)

1. To obtain, take, or acquire something from someone or something. A noun or pronoun is used between "receive" and "from." I received a very stern letter from the bank after failing to meet my minimum loan repayments again. The professor is receiving an award from the university for her work in cancer research.
2. To admit, accept, or welcome someone from some location or thing. Her friends and family were waiting to receive her from the airport after her long and arduous journey. The state police were ready to receive the suspect from the county jail following his formal arraignment.
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receive (one) into (something or some place)

To admit, accept, or welcome one into some group, organization, or location. The government has indicated it will be willing to accept the refugees into the country. We're receiving some new members into the order next week.
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receive word (from someone or something)

To get or be given a message or communication (from someone or something). We're receiving word that the suspect is moving south on Broadway in a white pickup truck. I received word from my brother that his flight will be delayed. He's received word from a higher authority to begin the evacuation.
See also: receive, someone, word

receive someone or something back

to get someone or something back. Martha received her husband back after his escapade. I sent a letter off with the wrong postage and received it back two weeks later.
See also: back, receive

conventional/received ˈwisdom

the view or belief that most people have: Conventional wisdom has it that riots only ever happen in big cities.The term conventional wisdom was first used by the economist John Kenneth Galbraith in his book The Affluent Society.
References in classic literature ?
Second, we received one thousand dollars from the John F.
I received a most civil answer, thanking me for my courtesy, and complimenting me on the extraordinary aptitude with which I profited by the most incomplete and elementary instruction.
The porter retired quite overcome by so much generosity, and you may imagine that he was well received at home, where his wife and children thanked their lucky stars that he had found such a benefactor.
The next day Hindbad, dressed in his best, returned to the voyager's house, and was received with open arms.
A communique issued by the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) confirmed that from the total revenue of N769.523 billion, the Federal Government received N299.799 billion, the states received N190.381 billion, and the local government councils received N143.569 billion.
Plot 522, in Sector G-10/2 measuring 356 sq yd received a bid of Rs92,000 per sq yd.
The nomination forms for Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who will make his political debut during the 2018 general election, was received for NA-246 (Karachi South-I) and NA-200 (Larkana-I).
The nomination form for PTI leader Dr Yasmin Rashid for NA-125 was received. Abdul Qadir Gillani, the son of former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani, received the nomination form for NA-154.
In the statement of election contributions and expenditures (SOCE) that Binay filed before the Commission on Elections (Comelec), she declared that she received P136,869,398.78 in contributions but spent only P128,695,057.10.
In Gateshead, 91% of children aged two to 15 received their first MMR jab and just 76% received their second.
Barron Collier High School: Brooke Saurbier received the Karla and Frank Albanese Founders Scholarship; Austin Adams received the M&I Wealth Management Founders Scholarship
For tax purposes, it did not include it in income when received; instead, it reduced its cost of goods purchased under the agreement by a pro-rata amount.
Murphy originally included the full amount of the damages in her gross income and paid the appropriate taxes, but she later filed an amended return claiming a refund based on the exclusion in section 104(a)(2) regarding damages received "on account of personal physical injuries or physical sickness." After the IRS denied the claim, she filed a lawsuit in district court.
Each dog then received its own, altered cells in five monthly injections starting at 4 months of age.
However, Congress limited CRSC to active duty retirees who were deemed to have combat-related disabilities rated at least 60 percent or disabilities for which they received the Purple Heart.