Posted by Lewis on August 19, 2004
In Reply to: Re: "Take it as read" posted by MichaelFR on August 18, 2004
: : Example:
: : So if you would just like to take it as read that he's actually here, then he and I could slip off down to the pub for half an hour.
: : What is the meaning of: "take it as read"
: : Thanks in advance
: Here's what you can find in the Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms online:
: - take it as read (British & Australian)
: to accept that something is true without making sure that it is
there could be two reasons for that - one being that people believe anything written or two that at meetings, the minutes etc should be read out loud - so something 'taken as read' could be treated as if what should have been done was done.
(that is a principle used by a former boss when speaking to clients)