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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.
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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!
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fetch something in

to bring or pull something in. Would you please fetch some more firewood in? Can you fetch in the paper?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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The entire 88-lot sale of Miss Halliwell's Spice Girl mementoes fetched a total of pounds 146,511.
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Reggie's two photos of Princess Diana fetched pounds 1550, while a painting by Ronnie was sold for pounds 4800.
A 1968 works-prepared Hillman Hunter rally car entered by JCB fetched just under pounds 27,500, which was almost twice its lower estimate.
A 1935 MG R-Type single-seater racecar fetched a similar amount and a former Jack Brabham 1968 BT31 Grand Prix car raised pounds 103,200, with a 1951 Peirce MG F2 single-seater fetching pounds 53,750.
5-litre Jaguar SS100 fetched more than its estimate at pounds 139,750.
A never-beforeheard recording of an interview with Lennon and Yoko Ono fetched pounds 18,000.
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His picture Scarborough Bay fetched pounds 89,954, but experts at the Christie's auction house expect that total to be smashed at their auction on June 14.
Over about 9 years, Rico's owners taught him names for a slew of small toys and other items by rewarding him with food or play when he fetched what they asked for.
British bidders lost out to an un-named European buyer, who is believed to be Russian, when the car recently fetched pounds 25,800.
A water-stained map of the Congo River, drawn by Henry Morton Stanley fetched nearly $130,000 at Christie's in London.
SIR Alf Ramsey's collection of football memorabilia fetched pounds 83,188 at auction yesterday.