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fetch and carry (for someone)

To perform menial tasks or errands at the behest of someone else. I thought the internship would teach me valuable skills in business, but all I did was fetch and carry for the office manager.
See also: and, carry, fetch

dad fetch my buttons

Oh my goodness! An exclamation of surprise. Dad fetch my buttons, I didn't expect such an outpouring of support from y'all!
See also: button, dad, fetch

Dad fetch my buttons!

Rur. What a surprise!; Goodness me! Dad fetch my buttons! It's a letter from Aunt Rita! Dad fetch my buttons, I never was so happy in all my life!
See also: dad, fetch

fetch something in

to bring or pull something in. Would you please fetch some more firewood in? Can you fetch in the paper?
See also: fetch

fetch something out of something

 and fetch something out
to pull something out of something. Could you fetch me another hot dog out of the pot? I'll fetch out a hot dog for you.
See also: fetch, of, out

fetch up

Sl. to empty one's stomach; to vomit. I really felt like I was going to fetch up. Somebody fetched up in here and didn't clean it up.
See also: fetch, up

fetch up at

some place to reach a place; to end up at a place. We fetched up at Sam's house at about midnight. The car fetched up at the cabin and everyone got out.
See also: fetch, up

fetch and carry

Do errands and other menial tasks, as in She was hired as administrative assistant, but all she does is fetch and carry for the department's supervisor . This expression originally alluded to dogs that were taught to carry various objects for their masters. It has been applied to humans since the late 1700s.
See also: and, carry, fetch

fetch and carry

go backwards and forwards bringing things to someone in a servile fashion.
This phrase was originally used to refer to a dog retrieving game that had been shot.
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fetch and ˈcarry (for somebody)

be always doing small jobs for somebody; act as if you were somebody’s servant: I hate having to fetch and carry for my husband all day. Why can’t he do more for himself?
See also: and, carry, fetch

fetch up

v.
1. To move fast enough to attain the same progress as another; catch up: They struggled to fetch up with the leader of the hike.
2. To make something equal or on a par with something else: You'd better fetch up your grades to the class average. Fetch your scores up to our median and you'll have a good chance for admission.
3. To bring something forth; to produce something: We fetched up a basketful of blueberries to make a pie. Please fetch some tomatoes up from the garden.
4. To reach a stopping place or goal; end up: I fell over my skis and fetched up in a heap on the snow.
5. To bring something to a halt; to stop something: Please fetch up the noise; I can't hear.
See also: fetch, up

fetch up

in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. I really felt like I was going to fetch up.
See also: fetch, up
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Look, when one of my owners tells me to fetch the newspaper and my response is to roll over for a belly scratch, or when he scolds me for begging for food and I crawl under the table to shove my muzzle into his crumb-covered lap, I'm clueless on the outside and cunning on the inside.
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A PICTURE by graffiti artist Banksy of a row of chimps wearing placards saying: "Laugh now, but one day we'll be in charge" is set to fetch up to pounds 200,000 at auction.
A single sheet of paper detailing the teams from the 1889 FA Cup final between Wolves and Preston could fetch a world record when it is auctioned today.
A silver groat minted during the reign of King James III of Scotland will be part of a collection of 289 coins expected to fetch almost half a million pounds at auction.
Now, nearly four decades later, the two-sided lyric sheet is expected to fetch more than $2 million at auction.