do someone's bidding

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

Definition of do someone's bidding

:to do what one is told or ordered to do especially by one in a position of power or authority
  • He was at the beck and call of powerful interest groups and was always willing to do their bidding.

Word by Word Definitions

do play
  1. : to bring to pass : carry out

  2. : put

  3. : perform, execute

  1. : fuss, ado

  2. : deed, duty

  3. : a festive get-together : affair, party

  1. : the first tone of the major scale in solfège

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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