take (one's) word on (something)(redirected from take his word for)
take (one's) word on (something)
To accept what one says without further verifying or investigating. You're right to be wary, but I think we can take John's word on this issue. He has no reason to lie to us.
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take someone's word for somethingand take someone's word on something
to believe what someone says about something without seeking further information or proof. It's true! Take my word for it. I can't prove it. You will have to take my word on it.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
take (someone's) word for it
To believe what someone says without investigating further.
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