One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Venture or presume to do something.‘whether this amounts to much, one may take leave to doubt’
- ‘I would take leave to think that we - we need to be a little more precise about it.’
- ‘So the wind had a definite ball getting her hair to look decisively disheveled, before finally taking leave to go wherever it wanted to next.’
- ‘In my calmer moments, however, I take leave to doubt whether that is so.’
- ‘If there is a problem with mainstream media bias, which I take leave to doubt, the solution is not in a million blogs but in the conscious and deliberate pursuit of objectivity and even-handed treatment of the news.’
- ‘Otherwise, they might find hungry folks taking leave to make a fuel stop at the petrol station next door.’
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