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
“The professor’s opinions on the economy are often taken as gospel by financial analysts.”
“You really shouldn’t take his opinions on fat loss as gospel. He only lost ten pounds.”
“He tells a lot of stories about the war, but don’t take it as gospel. He was a file clerk!”
“My father always accepts my brother’s excuses as gospel.”
First seen in print in 1496.
Gospel is used in the sense of absolute truth.
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