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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
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affected permittees or lessees and the state having lands or
Permittees are constantly requesting new product offerings in order to meet the demands of their customers, yet the ABC is forced to delist thousands of SKUs per year due to inventory limitations.
Permittees who fail to follow nutrient management plans incur liability for violating the federal CAFO regulations.
implementation of best management practices by the permittee.
These assurances specify that the Services (FWS and National Marine Fisheries Service) will not require additional commitments (land, water, or financial compensation) or restrictions (on the use of land, water, or other natural resources) beyond those specified in the HCP unless the permittee consents.
The City was the permittee under National Pollutant Discharge Elimination
Turpin Meadow Ranch is an authorized permittee of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and an Equal Opportunity Provider
resources and personnel, and permittee noncompliance.
It assures the applicant that if unforeseen conditions arise, the Services will not require additional mitigation in the form of additional lands or funds from any permittee who is adequately implementing, or has implemented, an approved HCP, except in extraordinary circumstances.
unilaterally by the permittee or by informal agreement between the
When a permittee needs to satisfy a mitigation requirement for impacts to wetlands, the Petit Bois Mitigation Bank can deliver needed offsets to these unavoidable impacts.
About 95% of these products are kept in bailment: ownership is retained by the supplier until the product is sold to a permittee.
The state land is included as a part of a grazing allotment plan developed by BLM in cooperation with the state and the BLM permittee.
Prior to commencement of construction, the permittee shall submit to the District Commander for approval, plans showing the final design chosen for the construction of the bridge.
Instead, each permit holder must individually apply for an incidental take permit under section 10 and submit an HCP, a time-consuming and expensive process,(114) even if the permittee had complied with CWA requirements when obtaining the discharge permit.