carry water

carry (someone's) water

To support someone, especially in an submissive or uncritical manner.
See also: carry, water
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And, so saying, she set the girl down to spin yarn, and she gave the boy a sieve in which to carry water from the well, and she herself went out into the wood.
So the girl set out to look for the cat, and, as she was hunting about, she met her brother, in great trouble because he could not carry water from the well in a sieve, as it came pouring out as fast as he put it in.
But about the wicked there is another strain; they bury them in a slough in Hades, and make them carry water in a sieve; also while they are yet living they bring them to infamy, and inflict upon them the punishments which Glaucon described as the portion of the just who are reputed to be unjust; nothing else does their invention supply.
He was not fit to carry water for her - he knew that; it was a miracle of luck and a fantastic stroke that had enabled him to see her and be with her and talk with her that night.
If she only had some little receptacle in which to carry water, even a small amount would tide her over until the following night; but she had nothing and so she must content herself as best she could with the juices of the fruit and tubers she had gathered.
An egg-shaped personal transportation pod that would connect to a tubular track that could also carry water, supported by an unknown Ukrainian investor who says he's ready to invest $500 million into development.
A It's always a good idea to carry water with you, particularly if you're over 60, because we become less sensitive to thirst as we grow older.
He said water is the best drink in summer, adding that people should carry water with them instead of buying such beverages from roadside.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 600,000 people in water stressed communities across Rwanda will benefit from a program that will distribute personal water backpacks that make it easier for women and children to carry water from source to home and to keep that water clean.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 600,000 people in water stressed communities across Rwanda will benefit from a program that will distribute personal water backpacks that make it easier for women and children to carry water from source to home and to keep that water clean.
Every one of the individual's mission is to carry water to put off this fire, not only ours.
We are urging pet owners to carry water and detergents so that they can clean up after their dogs.
We carry water for drinking but absence of toilets in our school leaves us with no choice but to go to faraway bushes.
Construction of a pipeline to carry water from the Disi Water Conveyance Project in Jordan to the north of the country will begin in the middle of next year.
Time was, the only way to carry water was in plastic bottles in the back of your hunting vest.