answer for something


answer for something

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • answer for something — answer for (something) to admit responsibility for causing a problem or situation. He may not go to jail, but someday he is going to have to answer for what he did before God. If you mix art and politics critics get upset and you have to answer… …   New idioms dictionary

  • answer for something —    If someone has to answer for something, they have to accept responsibility for their actions.     He will have to answer for his dishonesty …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • answer for — (something) to admit responsibility for causing a problem or situation. He may not go to jail, but someday he is going to have to answer for what he did before God. If you mix art and politics critics get upset and you have to answer for it.… …   New idioms dictionary

  • answer for — verb furnish a justifying analysis or explanation I can t account for the missing money • Syn: ↑account • Derivationally related forms: ↑accountable (for: ↑account), ↑account ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • answer for — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms answer for : present tense I/you/we/they answer for he/she/it answers for present participle answering for past tense answered for past participle answered for 1) answer for something to agree to be… …   English dictionary

  • answer for — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you have to answer for something bad or wrong you have done, you are punished for it. [V P n] He must be made to answer for his terrible crimes. Syn: pay 2) PHRASE: have inflects If you say that someone has a lot to answer for …   English dictionary

  • Something to Answer For — Infobox Book | name = Something to Answer For title orig = translator = image caption = First edition cover author = P. H. Newby illustrator = cover artist = country = language = English series = subject = genre = publisher = Faber Faber release… …   Wikipedia

  • ˈanswer for sth — phrasal verb to be responsible for explaining something that you have done You have to answer for any problems that happen during the show.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • answer to somebody (for something) — ˈanswer to sb (for sth) derived to have to explain your actions or decisions to sb • All sales clerks answer to the store manager. Main entry: ↑answerderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • bargain for something — ˈbargain for/on sth derived (usually in negative sentences) to expect sth to happen and be prepared for it • We hadn t bargained for this sudden change in the weather. • When he agreed to answer a few questions, he got more than he bargained for… …   Useful english dictionary