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1. Define the phrase “take for granted.”

2. How would you use the phrase “take for granted” to explain the main idea of this cartoon?

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1. take for granted – to underestimate the value of [something or someone] (from the to expect something to be available all the time and forget that you are lucky to have it (from Cambridge Idioms Dictionary,

2. Many Americans take for granted thier right to vote, especially given the fact that they may do so in peace and security.  Many will not make the effort to vote if it is the least bit of trouble.