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take it as read

To plainly accept something as true, fact, or general knowledge without first verifying or investigating it. It's a shame that a lot of people take it as read that video games are no more than idle entertainment.
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take something as read

If you take something as read, you accept it as true or right and therefore feel that it does not need to be discussed or proved. We took it as read that he must have been a KGB agent. The case for aid to eastern Europe is taken as read.
See also: read, something, take

take something as read

assume something without the need for further discussion. British
See also: read, something, take

ˌtake something/it as ˈread

(British English) consider that something does not need discussing because everyone already knows, understands, or agrees about it: Can I take it as read that we all agree on this matter?
See also: read, something, take