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allow me

 and permit me
Please let me help you. (*Typically said by someone politely assisting another person, as by opening a door or providing some personal service. In Allow me, the stress is usually on me. In Permit me, the stress is usually on -mit.) Tom and Jane approached the door. "Allow me," said Tom, grabbing the doorknob. "Permit me," said Fred, pulling out a gold-plated lighter and lighting Jane's cigarette.
See also: allow

Could I join you?

 and (Do you) care if I join you?; (Do you) mind if I join you?
Will you permit me to sit with you? (An inquiry seeking permission to sit at someone's table or join someone else in some activity. Also used with can or may in place of could.) Tom came into the cafe and saw Fred and Sally sitting in a booth by the window. Coming up to them, Tom said, "Could I join you?"
See also: could, join

drain something off something

 and drain something off to cause or permit something
to flow from the surface or contents of something. Drain some of the broth off the chicken. Drain off the fat at the bottom of the pan.
See also: drain, off

permit someone into something

 and permit someone in
to allow someone to enter something or some place. They would not permit me in the dining room since I had no tie. They would not permit in that bunch of rowdy brats or any other of her friends.
See also: permit

permit someone out (of something)

to allow someone to go out of something or some place. His mother won't permit him out of his room all weekend. I didn't do anything, but she won't permit me out!
See also: out, permit

permit someone through (something)

to allow someone to pass through something. Would you permit me through the door? I have to get into this building. Janet said she was in a hurry, but they wouldn't permit her through.
See also: permit

permit someone up (something)

to allow someone to come up something. She would not permit me up the ladder. I wanted to climb the ladder to be with Walter, but he wouldn't permit me up.
See also: permit, up

permit someone up to something

to allow someone to come up to something or some place. The teacher would not permit the smallest children up to the edge. They would not permit us up to the gate before our turn came.
See also: permit, up

weather permitting

Fig. if the weather allows it. Weather permitting, we will be there on time. The plane lands at midnight, weather permitting.
See also: permit, weather

will not hear of something

 and won't hear of something
will refuse to tolerate or permit something. You mustn't drive home alone. I will not hear of it. My parents won't hear of my staying out that late.
See also: hear, not, of, will
References in classic literature ?
You permitted the strange noises which issue from her throat to please and soothe you, knowing well that their origin and purpose had nothing whatever to do with logic or the powers of reason.
You have permitted it to be weakened by impulsive acts dictated by sentiment.
When it came to liberties, delicious, wanton liberties, Jerry alone of all on board could take them with the man and woman, and, on the other hand, they were the only two to whom he permitted liberties.
So long as her son received no intimation to the contrary, it was a sign that Lord Rotherfield permitted his wife to sanction the marriage by her presence.
Financial success permitted me more time for exercise.
It interfered with my work, and I permitted nothing to interfere with my work.
Some of them might lag, but the guest of honour was not permitted to lag.
They were permitted to carry weapons, and the authorities aided them in every way.
Could I, my Sophia, have flattered myself with the most distant hopes of being ever permitted to throw myself at your feet in the manner I do now, it would not have been in the power of any other woman to have inspired a thought which the severest chastity could have condemned.
One of the major mine sites in Tennessee actually spans seven permitted zones, but as anyone can see it's just one vast, interconnected mine.
Buildings inspectors do not rely solely on the permit posted at a job site to determine if the work is validly permitted but may also validate permit-information directly in the BIS system.
Civic leaders have said modifications to the permit should shed light on what is permitted and not permitted at the airport - such as nighttime runway lights - issues that have remained unclear for decades.
Sources undergoing Title V permit reviews now are having their entire permitting history reviewed, specifically to determine whether past modifications should have gone through the PSD or Emission Offset process when they were originally permitted and constructed.
As proposed, the regulations would have permitted the transfer (or successive transfers) of target stock after an asset acquisition, or of target assets after a stock acquisition.