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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And to their great credit, the Chamber didn't mince their words, accusing the Government of taking us for idiots.
Don't keep taking us for idiots, and don't leave the only counter argument to come from longterm anti-EU ideologues like John Redwood claiming the figures are wrong without any evidence.
But the people who ARE taking us for idiots are the Channel 4 bosses and Big Brother producers who have stirred up this sorry mess by allowing ratings to overrule reason.
Don't keep taking us for idiots, and don't leave the only counter argument to come from long-term anti-EU ideologues like John Redwood claiming the figures are wrong without any evidence.