fetch and carry

Definition of fetch and carry

:to do the kind of jobs that servants do for someone
  • I won't fetch and carry for you all day.

Word by Word Definitions

fetch play
  1. : to go or come after and bring or take back

  2. : derive, deduce

  3. : to cause to come

  1. : trick, stratagem

  2. : an act or instance of fetching

  3. : the distance along open water or land over which the wind blows

  1. : doppelgänger

carry play
  1. : to move while supporting : transport

  2. : to convey by direct communication

  3. : conduct, escort

  1. : carrying power

  2. : portage

  3. : the act or method of carrying


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