wait on (someone) hand and foot

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Definition of wait on (someone) hand and foot

: to provide everything that someone needs or wants : to act as a servant to (someone) I can't stand the way they wait on her hand and foot! She waited on her children hand and foot.

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“Wait on (someone) hand and foot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wait%20on%20%28someone%29%20hand%20and%20foot. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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