To take the liberty of doing something

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Definition

to take the liberty of doing something: to do something that will have an effect on someone else, without asking their permission
idiom
Philip took the liberty of booking theatre seats before asking his wife if she wanted to go.

Examples

  • "I have taken the liberty of including my resumé with this letter, as I will soon be looking for work."
  • "I have taken the liberty of attaching the contact information of a consulting group which organizes Corporate Team-Building events at reasonable prices."

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