trust (one) to (do something)

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trust (one) to (do something)

It is so typically of someone to do something. Trust John to make a big deal out of something so trivial! This tax plan is really outrageous. Trust the government to favor big business over middle-class citizens, huh?
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trust someone or something to someone

to leave someone or something in the possession of someone whom you assume will take good care of someone or something. Can I trust my little Jimmy to you? I am perfectly comfortable trusting this money to you.
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trust ˈyou, ˈhim, ˈher, etc. (to do something)

(spoken, informal) used when somebody does or says something that you think is typical of them: Trust you to forget my birthday!Trust it to rain at the weekend!
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trust to

v.
To depend on something: I'd rather plan my financial future than trust to luck.
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