Take As Gospel

Also: Take as the gospel truth Take for gospel Accept as gospel Meaning of Idiom ‘Take (something) as Gospel’ To take something as gospel means to absolutely believe it to be true. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. See also gospel truth. Examples Of Use … Read more

Take a Joke (be able to)

Meaning of ‘To Be Able to Take a Joke’ To be able to take a joke is to not react negatively when you are teased or to jokes that are about you or against you; to be able to accept others making fun of you with grace and good-humor. Compare to dish it out.  Want … Read more

Tailgate, to

Also: Ride someone’s bumper Meaning of Idiom ‘Tailgate’ To tailgate means to drive dangerously close behind another car or vehicle on the road. 1Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003.,2Burke, David. The Slangman Guide to Street Speak 2: the Complete Course in American Slang & Idioms. Slangman Pub., 2016. Usage When a driver is said to … Read more