at the pleasure of (someone)

Definition of at the pleasure of (someone)

  1. —used to say that something is done or can be done because someone wants it to be done I serve at the pleasure of the president, and I will continue to serve as long as the president wants me to.

Word by Word Definitions

pleasureplay
  1. :  desire, inclination

    :  a state of gratification

    :  sensual gratification

  1. :  to give pleasure to :  gratify

    :  to give sexual pleasure to

    :  to take pleasure :  delight

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody


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