LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||06/SET/2009 2:49 PM|
'But to take Madonna AT FACE VALUE is to misunderstand one of the most complex and intelligent female stars os the past two decades.'
Take smth at face value - is to accept a situation or or accept what someone says, without thinking there may be a hidden meaning.
Source: Longman Dict. of Comtemporary English.
So, taking for granted what you have seen or heard about Maddona, without knowing her better is to misunderstand one of the most intelligent female stars of the past two decades.
One can easily take her at face value, for example, judging her prone to scandals, or ill judging her adoptions; for example, the American people could ask why she went so far to get children to adopt, while are so many needy children in the US.
Or, the constant changing of rhytms, her choosing of polemic themes, etc.
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