take\ stock\ in

v. phr. informal
To have faith in; trust; believe. - Usually used in the negative.

He took no stock in the idea that women were better cooks than men.

They took little or no stock in the boy's story that he had lost the money.

Do you take any stock in the gossip about Joan?


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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