at\ one's\ beck\ and\ call

• at one's beck and call
• at the beck and call of
adj. phr.
Ready and willing to do whatever someone asks; ready to serve at a moment's notice.

A good parent isn't necessarily always at the child's beck and call.


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

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  • at one's beck and call — or[at the beck and call of] {adj. phr.} Ready and willing to do whatever someone asks; ready to serve at a moment s notice. * /A good parent isn t necessarily always at the child s beck and call./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at one's beck and call — or[at the beck and call of] {adj. phr.} Ready and willing to do whatever someone asks; ready to serve at a moment s notice. * /A good parent isn t necessarily always at the child s beck and call./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at one's beck and call — always ready to serve somebody His eldest daughter is always at his beck and call when he spends an evening at home …   Idioms and examples

  • at one's beck and call — phrasal ready to obey one s command immediately …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • at one's beck and call — obedient to the wishes of, subject to someone s requests or commands …   English contemporary dictionary

  • be at one's beck and call — be ready to serve someone, be available to fulfill someone s requests …   English contemporary dictionary

  • at\ the\ beck\ and\ call\ of — • at one s beck and call • at the beck and call of adj. phr. Ready and willing to do whatever someone asks; ready to serve at a moment s notice. A good parent isn t necessarily always at the child s beck and call …   Словарь американских идиом

  • call — See: AT CALL, AT ONE S BECK AND CALL, CLOSE CALL, ON CALL, PORT OF CALL, POT CALLS THE KETTLE BLACK, WITHIN CALL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • call — See: at call, at one s beck and call, close call, on call, port of call, pot calls the kettle black, within call …   Словарь американских идиом

  • beck — See: AT ONE S BECK AND CALL …   Dictionary of American idioms

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