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take for granted

Meaning: We can say somebody takes something for granted if they assume it'll always be there for them, and they don't seem thankful for it.

For example:

  • She had always taken her family's help for granted, and was shocked when told they wouldn't help her out this time.

  • Rosa says her children take her for granted and never thank her for all the things she does for them.

Quick Quiz:

If someone says you take them for granted, they feel that you don't
  1. need their help
  2. want their help
  3. appreciate their help

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