take it from me, (you can)

take it from me, (you can)

Accept it on my say-so. This very modern-sounding phrase actually was in use in the seventeenth century. Thomas Wentworth, the Earl of Stratford, used it in a letter (ca. 1641) to King Charles I: “He is young, but, take it from me, a very staid head.”
See also: take