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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.
See also: and, carry, fetch

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

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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The lawyers and law firms are considered secured creditors," Fetcher offered.
Establishment ends within several months after a hurricane, as re-growth shades the understory (Fernandez & Fetcher, 1991) and prevents further germination from a seed bank depleted in any case (Nauman, 1991).
The caches provide a 64-bit interface to the instruction fetcher and load/store unit.
Previous studies predicting a crisis in engineering supply encouraged people to go into the field who can now not get jobs, Fetcher said.
It is noteworthy to consider that normal understory conditions are about 2-3% of full sun in tropical primary forests (Chazdon & Fetcher 1984), which is significantly lower compared with our low light regime of about 9% of full sunlight.
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O'Brien, a converted blindside, is a wrecking ball who always breaks the first tackle, while Warburton is a fetcher who dominates the breakdown.
Either way, if you take him through the following steps, your young retriever--let's call him Blackie--should become a gung-ho duck fetcher in a relatively short time.
Those two benefit from having a fetcher and carrier working alongside them, and if that person is large and can dish out the occasional hit, all the better.
Which cartoon did he play the voice of Fetcher the rat?
If your dog was once a fanatical fetcher, but has begun to opt-out of games--either declining to go after a thrown toy or failing to bring it back to you--there is a good chance that he's got a bad back, or some other physical ailment.
Judge David Fetcher, who has been running the courtroom temporarily in the magistrates building in Dale Street, has been trying 29 defendants a day.