fetch and carry

fetch and carry
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The old lady wanted someone to fetch and carry for her, as she could no longer walk very well.


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  • fetch and carry — To perform humble services for another person • • • Main Entry: ↑fetch * * * fetch and carry phrase to do small simple jobs for someone such as bringing them things that they want Sid was helping in the kitchen, fetching and carrying. Thesaurus:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fetch and carry — ► fetch and carry run backwards and forwards bringing things to someone in a servile way. Main Entry: ↑fetch …   English terms dictionary

  • fetch and carry (for somebody) — fetch and ˈcarry (for sb) idiom to do a lot of little jobs for sb as if you were their servant • Most of her day was spent fetching and carrying for her family. Main entry: ↑fetchidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • To fetch and carry — fetch fetch, v. i. To bring one s self; to make headway; to veer; as, to fetch about; to fetch to windward. Totten. [1913 Webster] {To fetch away} (Naut.), to break loose; to roll or slide to leeward. {To fetch and carry}, to serve obsequiously,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fetch and carry — perform a succession of menial tasks for someone. → fetch …   English new terms dictionary

  • fetch and carry — to do small simple jobs for someone such as bringing them things that they want Sid was helping in the kitchen, fetching and carrying …   English dictionary

  • fetch and carry — run errands …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fetch and carry — idi to perform menial tasks …   From formal English to slang

  • fetch — [ fetʃ ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to be sold for a particular amount of money, especially at an AUCTION (=sale where goods are sold to the person offering the most money): The painting is expected to fetch up to $220,000. 2. ) OLD FASHIONED to go… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fetch — ► VERB 1) go for and bring back. 2) cause to come to a place. 3) achieve (a particular price) when sold. 4) (fetch up) informal arrive or come to rest. 5) informal inflict (a blow) on. 6) archaic bring forth (blood or tears) …   English terms dictionary

  • fetch — fetch, v. i. To bring one s self; to make headway; to veer; as, to fetch about; to fetch to windward. Totten. [1913 Webster] {To fetch away} (Naut.), to break loose; to roll or slide to leeward. {To fetch and carry}, to serve obsequiously, like a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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