take (someone) for an idiot

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take (someone) for an idiot

To presume or believe that someone is very stupid or foolish. I'd advise you not to take her for an idiot. She may play dumb, but she's very crafty. Do you take me for an idiot? There's no way I'm falling for that again.
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Emeli has said in the past of its lyrics: "It's about not allowing yourself to be judged by others or to be taken for an idiot.