at the behest of someone

idiom
variants: or at someone's behest
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of at the behest of someone

formal
: because of being asked or ordered by someone
  • A special meeting will be held at the senator's behest.

Word by Word Definitions

behest play
  1. : an authoritative order : command

  2. : an urgent prompting

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody


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