answer the door

answer the door

Fig. [after hearing the doorbell or a knock] to go to the door to see who is there. Would you please answer the door. I am busy. I wish someone would answer the door. I can't stand to hear the knocking.
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As a general practitioner, he might have bought a comfortable business, with a house and snug surgery-shop attached; but the son-in-law of Lady Malkinshaw was obliged to hold up his head, and set up his carriage, and live in a street near a fashionable square, and keep an expensive and clumsy footman to answer the door, instead of a cheap and tidy housemaid.
A LONGROYD Bridge man was arrested after failing to answer the door to police checking his curfew.
She asked her mother not to answer the door but minutes later Lewis sent her a text telling her she "best" answer the door or "my head is coming through it now".
The Bearded Collie scoffed the dark chocolate when owner Janet Cox went to answer the door and left the treat The Bearded Collie scoffed the dark chocolate when owner Janet Cox went to answer the door and left the treat lying around.
Tommy Trench Don't answer the door to teenagers, and call the police if they cause trouble.
Less fidgeting means more focus, so you're ready to answer the door when opportunity knocks.
If you don't answer the door within a couple of seconds they pop a card through the door and they're off.
3) Remind them to only ring a doorbell once as some people dislike being disturbed by hoards of youngsters and won't answer the door.
It should have been two but, when the bell rang after the first, he went to answer the door.
They say people should always ask for identification, refuse to answer the door if unsure and tell police about anything suspicious.
They had been alerted by a friend who was concerned for Mrs Coe's welfare after she failed to answer the door A Hampshire Police spokeswoman said a murder investigation had been launched and a 45 year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of murder.
He assumed it was a salesman and didn't answer the door.
The 24-year-old, who has not been named, went to answer the door at his house in Golden Grove, Walton, at 9.
The teenager reportedly ran to a house across the street, shouting for help but the occupants did not answer the door.
The neighbors went and did a welfare check, and he didn't answer the door,'' Bishop said.