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put someone or something at someone's disposal

to make someone or something available to someone; to offer someone or something to someone. I'd be glad to help you if you need me. I put myself at your disposal. I put my car at my neighbor's disposal.
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somebody is at your disposal

someone is available to help you I know there is plenty of work to do, so my daughter is at your disposal.
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something is at your disposal

something is available to be used by you The committee has limited resources at its disposal. We have $100,000 at our disposal to provide food for homeless people.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form at the disposal of someone: More powerful guns are at the disposal of criminals than ever before.
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put at someone's disposal

Allow one to use, as in They put their car at our disposal for our entire stay. This idiom employs disposal in the sense of "the liberty or power to use something," a usage dating from the early-1600s.
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Asbestos) - Contaminated Soil (Cable Oils) Disposal
First, after running it, pour a bit of dish soap inside and let the disposal run for a minute or so.
The availability of a property disposal mechanism ultimately depends on the classification of property.
Categories: Government Operations, Accountability, Best practices, Data integrity, Documentation, Federal property, Federal property management, Internal controls, Inventories, Land management, Land use, Municipal governments, Property and supply management, Property disposal, Real property, Records management, Reporting requirements, Standards, Strategic planning
David Sutherland-Yoest, Waste Services chairman and CEO, states, "These acquisitions geographically extend our Florida base, enhancing our disposal based strategy.
EPA does not mandate a sticker as a form of verification that the refrigerant has been removed prior to disposal of the appliance," the Web site notes.
But the cost of shipping waste by train 170 miles southeast of Los Angeles is more than triple -- about $100 per ton compared with the $30 per ton Glendale now spends on disposal, Zurn said.
The other new method of disposal technology is to produce fertilizer pellets directly from the waste by drying and pelletizing it.
When stored in large quantities, they pose a fire hazard and should be turned in for disposal.
The standard for disposal is flexible to allow entities to determine what measures are reasonable based on the sensitivity of the information, the costs and benefits of different disposal methods, and relevant changes in technology over time.
Harford notes that the 1976 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, which addresses the proper disposal of hazardous material, categorizes such common computer materials as lead (in glass), mercury, cadmium and arsenic as hazardous materials.
Part III, "The New Ecology," brings the story to the present and details the problems associated with the demands of continued urban sprawl on the providers of water, wastewater, and refuse collection and disposal services, including a growing concern over decaying infrastructure.
How, then, can these agencies meet their bomb disposal needs if they lack the necessary funds to support a disposal unit that conforms to the national guidelines?
Owners who ignore disposal requirements or leave compliance to their contractor's discretion do so at their own risk.
Buried in the broad national effort to clean up the environment lies the foundry industry's huge problem with how to cope with skyrocketing waste sand disposal logistics and costs.