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. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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

  • be at beck and call — be at (someone s) beck and call to be always willing and able to do what someone asks you to do. She had a dozen servants at her beck and call. TV companies should not be at the beck and call of government ministers …   New idioms dictionary

  • at someone's beck and call — at someone’s beck and call phrase available to do things for another person whenever they want Your mother can’t be at your beck and call all the time. Thesaurus: available and to be, or to become availablesynonym Main entry: beck * * * always… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • be at someone's beck and call — be at (someone s) beck and call to be always willing and able to do what someone asks you to do. She had a dozen servants at her beck and call. TV companies should not be at the beck and call of government ministers …   New idioms dictionary

  • at somebody's beck and call — at sb s ˌbeck and ˈcall idiom always ready to obey sb s orders • She is constantly at the beck and call of her invalid father. • Don t expect to have me at your beck and call. Main entry: ↑beckidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 someone's beck and call —    If a person is at someone s beck and call, they are always ready to do things for them or obey orders to please them.     Parents should not be at the beck and call of their children …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • at someone's beck and call — available to do things for another person whenever they want Your mother can t be at your beck and call all the time …   English dictionary

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