Take lightly

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Definition

to take (a proposal) lightly: not to take (a proposal) seriously
idiom
This warning shouldn't be taken lightly. If I see you smoking at your desk again, I will fire you.

Examples

  • "Firing an employee should not be taken lightly."
  • "I understand that these are serious charges which affect the good citizens of San Francisco, and that the nature of these offenses should not be taken lightly."
  • "Suffice to say, this club is not to be taken lightly;"
  • "It must not be taken lightly and therefore it must be entered reverently, discreetly, advisedly, soberly, and in the fear of God."

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