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10 Common Sayings You're Probably Saying Wrong


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Taken for Granite
If you're "taken for granite" that would mean you're mistaken for one of these rocks. Pretty unlikely. moodboard/Thinkstock
If you're "taken for granite" that would mean you're mistaken for one of these rocks. Pretty unlikely. moodboard/Thinkstock

Unless you're a geologist or work at a rock quarry, the word you're looking for is "granted." To take something for granted is to assume that you are entitled to it (money, a job, a friend or significant other) without question or to simply fail to appreciate its value [source: Collins Dictionary]. To take something for "granite" can only mean to assume that the person or thing is actually a piece of igneous rock.


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