What is the Meaning of the Expression
FAIL TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT?
for English Language Learners (ELL) who are learning to speak English as a Second Language (ESL), or English as an Additional Language (EAL)
- to not consider something along with other things
- to ignore, or not think about, something because you don’t know it is important
1. When we moved from our house to an apartment we failed to take into account how hard it can be to live with neighbours so close.
2. When he did his income tax, he failed to take into account the extra income he had from private jobs. When he got audited, he had to pay a lot of back taxes.