What do you take me for?

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What do you take me for?

Do you think that I'm stupid or naïve? Usually followed by "a fool," "an idiot," or some such denigrating term. A: "Are you sure you installed the software correctly?" B: "Of course I did, what do you take me for?" I know that you're lying, Mike. What do you take me for, a complete idiot?
See also: take, what
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what do you take me for?

What sort of person do you think I am? For example, What do you take me for, an idiot? This expression dates from the mid-1800s.
See also: take, what
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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