at someone's bidding

idiom
variants: also at the bidding of someone
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of at someone's bidding

:as told or ordered to do by another
  • He attended law school at his father's bidding.

Word by Word Definitions

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

bid play bidding
  1. : beseech, entreat

  2. : to issue an order to : tell

  3. : to request to come : invite

  1. : the act of one who bids (see 1bid)

  2. : a statement of what one will give or take for something

  3. : something offered as a bid


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