at someone's beck and call

Definition of at someone's beck and call

: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

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

beck play
  1. : beckon

  1. : beckon

  1. : creek

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

  2. : to make a request or demand

  3. : to utter a characteristic note or cry

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

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

  3. : an instrument used for calling


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