steep prices & take for granted


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Official Guide to the GRE.

Skeptics contend that any scheme for charging visitors to Web sites that rewards the vendor adequately would require steep prices, bridling the kind of frequent, casual use of Web sites that surfers now take for granted.

What are the bold part suggest?
  • Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    Steep prices = high prices.

    Take for granted = assume is/are natural to the situation.

    Here, the whole passage means that steep prices would limit (bridle) the easy Web access that we assume is natural today.
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