do\ by\ someone\ or\ smth

v
To deal with; treat. - Used with a qualifying adverb between "do" and "by".

Andy's employer always does very well by him.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • throw\ smth\ in\ one's\ face — • throw smth in one s face • throw smth in one s teeth v. phr. To blame a person for (something wrong); not allow someone to forget (a mistake or failure). Often used with back . Bob came home late for dinner last week, and his mother keeps… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • throw\ smth\ in\ one's\ teeth — • throw smth in one s face • throw smth in one s teeth v. phr. To blame a person for (something wrong); not allow someone to forget (a mistake or failure). Often used with back . Bob came home late for dinner last week, and his mother keeps… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • play for smth — treat someone as something, act toward someone as something He was trying to play me for a fool but I could easily see what he was trying to do …   Idioms and examples

  • play smb for smth — treat someone as something, act toward someone as something He was trying to play me for a fool but I could easily see what he was trying to do …   Idioms and examples

  • take someone out of — to use argument or discussion to persuade someone not to do smth …   Idioms and examples

  • take someone round — to persuade someone to change an attitude, intention or decision (also means to avoid speaking directly about smth) …   Idioms and examples

  • dare\ one\ to\ do\ smth — v. phr. To challenge someone to do something. I dare you to jump off that rock into the sea, Fred said to Jack …   Словарь американских идиом

  • have\ smth\ on — v. phr. informal To have information or proof that someone did something wrong. Mr. Jones didn t want to run for office because he knew the opponents had something on him. Mr. Smith keeps paying blackmail to a man who has something on him.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bring home the importance of smth to smb — make someone fully realize something He was unable to bring home the importance of arriving early for the meeting …   Idioms and examples

  • do smth behind one's back — without someone s knowledge He is very angry because they borrowed the car behind his back …   Idioms and examples

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