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bow to (one's) demands

To submit to or accept another person's demands. You need to grow a spine. You can't just bow to your boss's demands every time!
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demand (something) from (someone)

To insist that someone do or relinquish something. I demand full attention from my students, so if you plan to nap or socialize in here, then you might as well drop this class right now.
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in demand

Greatly sought after; desired or required by many people. (Hyphenated if used before a noun; sometime used with the modifier "high" before or in the middle of the phrase.) To the surprise of some, the product has been in high demand since it was first released. Retailers have struggled to maintain stock of the in-demand toy. Now that the property market has begun to boom, construction workers are in demand.
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on demand

When needed or desired. (Hyphenated if used before a noun.) It can be difficult to adjust to a baby's need to feed on demand. Cable television is being replaced in many homes by on-demand video services.
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bow to someone's demands

Fig. to yield to someone's demands; to agree to do something that someone has requested. In the end, they had to bow to our demands. We refused to bow to their demands that we abandon the project.
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demand something from someone or something

 and demand something of someone or something
to command that something be received from someone or a group or something; to demand that someone or a group or something do something. The muggers demanded money from everyone. The petitioners demanded a response from the board of directors. She demanded too much of her automobile.
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in great demand

wanted by many people. Liz is in great demand as a singer. Mary's paintings are in great demand.
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make demands of someone or something

 and make demands on someone or something
to expect someone or something to do something or act in a particular way. Please don't make demands of everyone in the shop. The boss is making a lot of demands on the new machinery.
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rush on something

 and run on something
a large demand for something. There was a rush on bottled water during the drought. During the hot summer, there was a run on air conditioners.
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supply and demand

the availability of things or people as compared to the need to utilize the things or people; the availability of goods compared to the number of willing customers for the goods. Sometimes you can find what you want by shopping around and other times almost no store carries the items you are looking for. It depends entirely on supply and demand. (Alludes to a principle of market economics.) Sometimes customers ask for things we do not carry in stock and other times we have things in abundance that no one wants to buy. Whether or not we can make money off of a product depends entirely on supply and demand.
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in demand

Sought after, as in The general was in demand as an after-dinner speaker. [Early 1800s]
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make demands on

Urgently require something of someone, as in Her mother's illness has made considerable demands on her time. [Late 1300s]
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on demand

When needed or asked for, as in She's always ready to sing on demand, or Nowadays infants are generally fed on demand. This usage is a broadening of this phrase's meaning in finance, that is, "payable on being requested or presented," as in This note is payable on demand. [Late 1600s]
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in deˈmand

wanted by many people; popular: Well-qualified young people with experience in marketing are very much in demand at the moment.
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on deˈmand

done or happening whenever somebody asks: Feed the baby on demand.
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by popular deˈmand

because a lot of people have asked for something: By popular demand, the play will run for another week.
See also: demand, popular

on demand

1. When presented for payment: a note payable on demand.
2. When needed or asked for: fed the baby on demand.
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Presiding Officer, I just want to be clarified on whether this is really a demandable right in the legal sense of the word or it is merely an aspiration.
In summary, the function of liquidity provision requires issuing demandable claims that have the ancillary effect of keeping in check the bank's rents from managing illiquid positions.
Earlier work by Calomiris and Kahn (1991) emphasizes the monitoring role of demandable debt but does not explain why its beneficial effects would be any different for industrial firms.
In modern banking systems depositors do not have to rely solely on the demandable nature of bank debt for protection of their interests.
For the reasons outlined above, bank debt must be essentially demandable at par.
There are many examples, both historical and contemporary, in which leveraged financial firms have issued large amounts of par demandable debt without such debt being used as a transactions medium.
Economic history also provides many examples in which debt used as a medium of exchange was not short-maturity or demandable.
Stored-value cards resemble both checks and banknotes in the sense that the transfer of stored value represents the transfer of a demandable, par-value debt claim from buyer to seller.
One solution to this problem would be to change the structure of banks so that they were less reliant on demandable deposits for funding.
As a result, government intervention is likely to be ineffective when most or all households hold large amounts of demandable deposits relative to the size of the tax.
Although these two attributes that make banking panics possible--nontraded assets and demandable debt--seem to set the banking system apart from other markets, the banking system is just an extreme case of a much more general phenomenon.
It is close in spirit to the disciplining role of demandable deposits (Calomiris and Kahn 1991; Carletti 1999).