fetch and carry

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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
References in classic literature ?
129} Telemachus like many another good young man seems to expect every one to fetch and carry for him.