take for granted

This page is about the idiom take for granted


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

a. need their help

b. want their help

c. appreciate their help

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Contributor: Matt Errey