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on account

[money paid or owed] on a debt. I paid twelve dollars on account last month. Wasn't that enough? I still have $100 due on account.
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on someone's account

because of someone. Don't do it on my account. They were late on Jane's account.
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on somebody's account

if you do something on someone's account, you do it because of that person Don't cook anything special on my account. I'm not even very hungry.
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on account

In part payment of a debt, as in He paid half the amount on account. [Early 1600s]
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on account

On credit.
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on (someone's) account

For someone's benefit: It's nice of you to make such an effort on his account.
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References in classic literature ?
Then as to the artisans and laborers who had been brought from Canada and shipped at such expense, the three most respectable, according to the captain's account, were culprits, who had fled from Canada on account of their misdeeds; the rest had figured in Montreal as draymen, barbers, waiters, and carriole drivers, and were the most helpless, worthless beings "that ever broke sea- biscuit.