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"take it as read"

Posted by Lewis on August 19, 2004

In Reply to: "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)