take the liberty of


: to do something without asking for permission to do it
+ -ing form of a verb
I took the liberty of making a reservation for us.
I took the liberty of telling them you weren't interested.

Examples of take the liberty of in a Sentence

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“Take the liberty of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20the%20liberty%20of. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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