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at someone's beck and call

Definition of at someone's beck and call

  1. :  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.>



Word by Word Definitions

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

beckplay
  1. :  beckon

  1. :  bow, curtsy

    :  a beckoning gesture

    :  summons, bidding

  1. :  creek

callplay
  1. :  to speak in a loud distinct voice so as to be heard at a distance :  shout

    :  to make a request or demand

    :  to utter a characteristic note or cry

  1. :  an act of calling with the voice :  shout

    :  an imitation of the cry of a bird or other animal made to attract it

    :  an instrument used for calling


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