at face value

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Definition of at face value

1 : for the price that is printed on something We bought the tickets at face value.
2 : as true or genuine without being questioned or doubted After all his lying, nothing he says now should be taken/accepted at face value.

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“At face value.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20face%20value. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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