Definition of at someone's beck and call
- He expects his employees to be at his beck and call day and night.
- She is at the beck and call of the committee.
: some person : somebody
: bow, curtsy
: a beckoning gesture
: summons, bidding
: 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
: 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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