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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 (one)

To insist that someone do, provide, 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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supply and demand

The amount of something available to purchase compared to the number of people who need or want to purchase it. The company has had a hard time figuring out supply and demand on their first product, which has been incredibly popular but very difficult to find in stores.
See also: and, demand, supply

by popular demand

Due to a lot of interest (in something). Here are your menus—you'll see that some of our special dishes from last summer are back by popular demand.
See also: by, demand, popular

make demands on (one)

To put pressure on someone or something; to expect something from someone or something. The sprawling nature of their business made demands on the IRS agent tasked with auditing their accounts. Having to help my mother raise my baby sister has really made demands on my own ambitions.
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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.
See also: demand, great

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.
See also: demand, make, of

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.
See also: on, rush

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.
See also: and, demand, supply

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: by, 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.
See also: demand, on
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Une reunion du Comite des comptes publics tenue il y a vingt ans illustre bien l'action de demander des comptes.
As price falls demanders will want to purchase a larger quantity; in fact, an entrepreneur on the demand side of the market who perceives the market to be in surplus may initiate a competitive price change in order to realize additional consumer surplus.
Assume the demander finds herself in a segment of length A/N, A [less than or equal to] N, A and N are positive integers.
In the cases examined, the demander country was always the United States, and the target country always Japan.
Since the demanders are rarely aware of all these features, and since a concrete utility may be a result of different features, the purchase act is often considered to be a function of a group of utilities[9].
Underbidding is beneficial to a demander only in the event that his bid is the fourth highest bid overall.
Les familles des martyrs et blesses de la revolution ont rencontre le 1er mars 2017 le president du Comite superieur des droits de l'homme et des libertes fondamentales, Taoufik Bouderbala pour demander l'obtention de cette liste conformement au decret-loi nA 2011-41 du 26 mai 2011, relatif a l'acces aux documents administratifs des organismes publics.
Armer les rebelles en Eethiopie, en jouant sur les dissensions tribales et ethniques", "distiller des rumeurs sur l'achat par l'Eegypte d'avions de ravitaillement en vol, afin de suggerer qu'une attaque aerienne contre le barrage etait en preparation", "conclure des accords avec la Somalie, l'Eerythree et Djibouti, pour les utiliser comme bases contre l'Eethiopie, car tout s'achete en Afrique[beaucoup plus grand que], "nous ingerer dans les affaires interieures de l'Ethiopie et profiter de leur fragilite et demander a nos services de renseignements de jouer sur les problemes ethniques, tribaux et religieux communs a l'Afrique[beaucoup plus grand que].
Le porte-parole officiel du Front populaire, Hamma Hammami vient d'unir sa voix a celle du syndicat de l'enseignement secondaire pour demander a son tour la demission du ministre de l'Education, Neji Jalloul.
beaucoup moins que] Des ministres peuvent a tout moment demander au parlement de faire passer les nouvelles lois comme celle portant creation d'une haute instance independante de surveillance des elections ou celle relative de la detention provisoire qui devient une mesure exceptionnelle dont les motifs, la duree et les conditions de prorogation sont definis par la loi [beaucoup plus grand que], a-t-il precise.
La Tunisie a entame les procedures juridiques pour demander la reception de terroriste algerien Khaled Chaieb (alias Lokman Abou Sakher), selon le journal Achourouk '.
En depit de la limitation des essais prives, les equipes de Formule 1 se sont mises d'accord pour demander une session supplementaire de tests hivernaux avant le debut de la saison 2014.
Toutefois, ladite societe est revenue a la charge pour demander la reformulation de la lettre sus-indiquee dans le sens d'une acceptation de l'offre de PayPal sans aucune restriction, y compris le fait de permettre l'alimentation depuis le compte PayPal d'un compte bancaire ouvert a l'etranger au nom de l'adherent, ce qui est dans l'etat actuel de la reglementationde change prohibe pour les residents.
Ce qui avait amene le premier responsable de la wilaya a demander aux services de l'APC d'agir.
Elle a indique qu'elle a contacte la direction generale des prisons pour demander aux parties responsables de reagir rapidement et dans l'urgence a travers la mise en place des mesures et des instruments necessaires pour limiter la propagation de cette maladie a d'autres prisonniers.