Meaning of “take sth at face value” in the English Dictionary

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"take sth at face value" in British English

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take sth at face value

C1 to accept something as it appears to be rather than studying it more closely:

I took the offer at face value. I didn't think they might be trying to trick me.

(Definition of “take sth at face value” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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