take liberties with

take liberties with

I'd appreciate it if you would refrain from taking liberties with me

Syn:
act with familiarity toward, show disrespect to/toward, act with impropriety with/toward, act indecorously with, be impudent with, act with impertinence to/toward; take advantage of, exploit

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  • take liberties with — take liberties (with (someone)) to be friendly with another person for your own benefit. The head of our department believed that everyone there would take liberties with her if she let them …   New idioms dictionary

  • take liberties with — (something) to change something to suit your needs, esp. when writing a story or book. The play takes liberties with history, but it brings to life the people from so long ago …   New idioms dictionary

  • take liberties with — 1. To treat with undue freedom or familiarity, or indecently 2. To falsify • • • Main Entry: ↑liberty …   Useful english dictionary

  • take liberties with someone — take liberties (with (someone)) to be friendly with another person for your own benefit. The head of our department believed that everyone there would take liberties with her if she let them …   New idioms dictionary

  • take liberties with something — take liberties with (something) to change something to suit your needs, esp. when writing a story or book. The play takes liberties with history, but it brings to life the people from so long ago …   New idioms dictionary

  • take liberties with — 1) to do more than you have been given permission to do in a way that offends someone 2) formal to represent information in a way that is not exactly correct The government has taken liberties with the facts in order to support their case …   English dictionary

  • take liberties with — 1》 behave in an unduly familiar manner towards. 2》 treat without strict faithfulness to the facts or to an original. → liberty …   English new terms dictionary

  • take liberties — (with (someone)) to be friendly with another person for your own benefit. The head of our department believed that everyone there would take liberties with her if she let them …   New idioms dictionary

  • take liberties — 1. to change something, especially a piece of writing, in a way that people disagree with. Whoever wrote the screenplay for the film took great liberties with the original text of the novel. (usually + with) 2. to be too friendly to someone in a… …   New idioms dictionary

  • take liberties — {v. phr.} To act toward in too close or friendly a manner; use as you would use a close friend or something of your own. * /Mary would not let any boy take liberties with her./ * /Bill took liberties with Tom s bicycle./ Compare: MAKE FREE WITH …   Dictionary of American idioms

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