take lightly

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of take lightly

:to not treat seriously
  • My doctor took my concerns lightly, telling me not to worry too much.
usually used in negative statements
  • This is a serious problem that should not be taken lightly.

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

lightly play
  1. : in a light manner: such as

  2. : with little weight or force : gently

  3. : with indifference or carelessness : unconcernedly


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