take for granted

[take for granted] {v. phr.} 1. To suppose or understand to betrue.

Mr. Harper took for granted that the invitation included hiswife.

A teacher cannot take it for granted that students always dotheir homework.

Compare: BEG THE QUESTION. 2. To accept or becomeused to (something) without noticing especially or saying anything.

George took for granted all that his parents did for him.

No girllikes to have her boyfriend take her for granted; instead, he shouldalways try to make her like him better.