take liberties

idiom

Definition of take liberties

1 disapproving : to make important changes to something usually + with I think the movie takes too many liberties with the original story.
2 old-fashioned : to be informal and friendly toward someone in a way that is not proper usually + with He was accused of taking liberties with several young women.

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“Take liberties.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20liberties. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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