take on oneself

take on oneself
or[take upon oneself] {v. phr.} 1. To accept as a duty or responsibility. * /He took it on himself to see that the packages were delivered./ 2. To assume wrongfully or without permission as a right or privilege. * /You should not have taken it upon yourself to accept the invitation for the whole family./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • take on oneself — or[take upon oneself] {v. phr.} 1. To accept as a duty or responsibility. * /He took it on himself to see that the packages were delivered./ 2. To assume wrongfully or without permission as a right or privilege. * /You should not have taken it… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take upon oneself — See: TAKE ON ONESELF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take upon oneself — See: TAKE ON ONESELF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take\ on\ oneself — • take (up)on oneself v. phr. 1. To accept as a duty or responsibility. He took it on himself to see that the packages were delivered. 2. To assume wrongfully or without permission as a right or privilege. You should not have taken it upon… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take\ upon\ oneself — • take (up)on oneself v. phr. 1. To accept as a duty or responsibility. He took it on himself to see that the packages were delivered. 2. To assume wrongfully or without permission as a right or privilege. You should not have taken it upon… …   Словарь американских идиом

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