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allow me

Let me do it. This is a set phrase that typically precedes a polite action or gesture. "Allow me," my date said before opening my car door. Allow me—I'll open the wine bottle.
See also: allow

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, through

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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The permitting process ensures that both of these agendas are met.
Since the advent of portable crushers, permitting for stationary plants has also become more difficult in recent years.
While this new knowledge is important, it has raised several issues regarding the use of emission factors in the regulatory, permitting and compliance arenas.
Although revenue rulings and letter rulings are replete with examples permitting transfers of acquired assets or stock to lower-tier subsidiaries, the new regulations elevate the value of these determinations, by providing for such transfers pursuant to final regulations.
which handles permitting for the city and large parts of the county, plans to launch the on-line permitting service in early June.
The document includes answers to comments received, describes the permitting decisions, and reasons for these decisions.
In addition, its capabilities recently have been expanded to provide Web-portal-based permits for the trucking industry using CWB's multistate permitting solution.
These new rules, referred to as 112(g), "new source MACT" or "case-by-case MACT" regulations, went into effect this past summer and could delay permitting and require potentially costly controls.
For purposes of enforcement of the anti-nuisance provisions of the Rent and Eviction Regulations, the court correctly concluded that the tenant's permitting the nuisance, had the same ramifications as if the tenant was actually committing the nuisance.
Seminar Helps Participants Navigate the Complex Maze of Permitting and Consultation Requirements
Hamilton Foundry's Charles Rentschler argued against the controversial air permitting program before a congressional subcommittee.
Myriad Entertainment today announced the initiation of the permitting process to secure all permits and approvals necessary for construction mobilization targeted for July of 2007.
Under this section, the EPA establishes new permitting programs modeled after the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) for waste water discharge.
The emergency declaration expedited the state agency permitting and approval process and authorized emergency contracting procedures.
Sources should also anticipate greater delays in permitting new or modified sources of toxic air pollutants, especially once case-by-case MACT requirements kick in.