at someone's beck and call

at someone's beck and call
at someone’s beck and call phrase
available to do things for another person whenever they want

Your mother can’t be at your beck and call all the time.

Thesaurus: available and to be, or to become availablesynonym
Main entry: beck

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always having to be ready to obey someone's orders immediately

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at someone's beck and call (or at the beck and call of someone)
: always ready to do whatever someone asks

He expects his employees to be at his beck and call day and night.

She is at the beck and call of the committee.

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Main Entry:beck
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at someone's beck and call — see beck, 1
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Main Entry:call

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

См. также в других словарях:

  • at someone's beck and call — at (someone s) beck and call ready to do whatever someone asks. Imagine what it s like to have a cook and a maid at your beck and call …   New idioms dictionary

  • at someone's beck and call —    If a person is at someone s beck and call, they are always ready to do things for them or obey orders to please them.     Parents should not be at the beck and call of their children …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • at someone's beck and call — idi at someone s beck and call, subject to someone s every wish …   From formal English to slang

  • at someone's beck and call — available to do things for another person whenever they want Your mother can t be at your beck and call all the time …   English dictionary

  • at someone's beck and call — always having to be ready to obey someone s orders. → beck …   English new terms dictionary

  • be at someone's beck and call — be at (someone s) beck and call to be always willing and able to do what someone asks you to do. She had a dozen servants at her beck and call. TV companies should not be at the beck and call of government ministers …   New idioms dictionary

  • beck and call — Someone who does everything for you, no matter when you ask, is at your beck and call …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • beck and call —    Someone who does everything for you, no matter when you ask, is at your beck and call.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Beck and call —   Someone who does everything for you, no matter when you ask, is at your beck and call …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • at\ one's\ beck\ and\ call — • at one s beck and call • at the beck and call of adj. phr. Ready and willing to do whatever someone asks; ready to serve at a moment s notice. A good parent isn t necessarily always at the child s beck and call …   Словарь американских идиом


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