in someone's employ

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in someone's employ

formal
: employed by someone for wages or a salary
  • The company has been generous to people in their employ.
  • The defendant was at that time in the employ of a trucking company.

Word by Word Definitions

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

employ play
  1. : to make use of (someone or something inactive)

  2. : to use (something, such as time) advantageously

  3. : to use or engage the services of

  1. : use, purpose

  2. : occupation, job

  3. : the state of being employed


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