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Take it as read

Posted by Smokey Stover on July 29, 2006

In Reply to: Take it as read posted by Rebecca Phillips on July 28, 2006

: Help - does anyone know the origin of the phrase ' take it as read ' thanks in advance

Since you are the person that saw it used, why not tell us HOW you saw or heard it used. Two possible meanings stand out, but I'm not much good at guessing games. The most likely meaning seems to me to be: accept it as having been read--even if it wasn't. What is "it"? Surely you know. Of you could accept it the way it was read--whatever "it" may be.
These are not the only possible meanings, but wihout knowing the context these are all the guesses I care to make.

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