presume on/upon

phrasal verb
presumed on/upon; presuming on/upon; presumes on/upon

Definition of presume on/upon

formal
: to expect too much from (a relationship) in a way that shows that one does not understand one's role in the relationship : to go beyond the proper limits of (a relationship) I don't want to presume on/upon our friendship by asking for too many favors.

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“Presume on/upon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/presume%20on%2Fupon. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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