wait on hand and foot

wait on hand and foot
{v. phr.} To serve in every possible way; do everything for (someone). * /Sally is spoiled because her mother waits on her hand and foot./ * /The gentlemen had a valet to wait on him hand and foot./ Compare: HAND AND FOOT.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • wait on hand and foot — wait on (someone) hand and foot to do everything for another person. You should do some of the work around here instead of being waited on hand and foot all the time. Usage notes: often used as a negative remark about someone thought of as… …   New idioms dictionary

  • wait on hand and foot — {v. phr.} To serve in every possible way; do everything for (someone). * /Sally is spoiled because her mother waits on her hand and foot./ * /The gentlemen had a valet to wait on him hand and foot./ Compare: HAND AND FOOT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wait\ on\ hand\ and\ foot — v. phr. To serve in every possible way; do everything for (someone). Sally is spoiled because her mother waits on her hand and foot. The gentlemen had a valet to wait on him hand and foot. Compare: hand and foot …   Словарь американских идиом

  • wait on hand and foot — verb To attend to (someones) every need, to the point of excess. Did you see how she waits on him hand and foot? Its not healthy …   Wiktionary

  • hand and foot — {adv. phr.} 1. So that the hands and feet cannot be used. Used with bind or a synonym. * /The robbers bound him hand and foot and left him on the floor./ 2. So that no tree action is possible. Used with bind or a synonym. * /If Mr. Jones signs… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hand and foot — {adv. phr.} 1. So that the hands and feet cannot be used. Used with bind or a synonym. * /The robbers bound him hand and foot and left him on the floor./ 2. So that no tree action is possible. Used with bind or a synonym. * /If Mr. Jones signs… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hand\ and\ foot — adv. phr. 1. So that the hands and feet cannot be used. Used with bind or a synonym. The robbers bound him hand and foot and left him on the floor. 2. So that no tree action is possible. Used with bind or a synonym. If Mr. Jones signs that paper …   Словарь американских идиом

  • wait on someone hand and foot — wait on (someone) hand and foot to do everything for another person. You should do some of the work around here instead of being waited on hand and foot all the time. Usage notes: often used as a negative remark about someone thought of as… …   New idioms dictionary

  • wait on somebody hand and foot — wait on sb hand and ˈfoot idiom (disapproving) to take care of sb s needs so well that they do not have to do anything for themselves • He seems to expect me to wait on him hand and foot. Main entry: ↑waitidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • wait on someone hand and foot — ► wait on someone hand and foot attend to someone s needs or requests, especially when excessive. Main Entry: ↑hand …   English terms dictionary

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