wait on hand and foot


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wait on someone hand and foot

Fig. to serve someone very well, attending to all personal needs. I don't mind bringing you your coffee, but I don't intend to wait on you hand and foot. I don't want anyone to wait on me hand and foot. I can take care of myself.
See also: and, foot, hand, on, wait

wait on somebody hand and foot

to do everything for another person You should do some of the work around here instead of being waited on hand and foot all the time.
Usage notes: often used as a negative remark about someone thought of as unwilling to work
Related vocabulary: wait on somebody
See also: and, foot, hand, on, wait

wait on somebody hand and foot

to do everything for someone so that they do not have to do anything for themselves He just wants a woman to wait on him hand and foot.
See also: and, foot, hand, on, wait

wait on hand and foot

Do everything for someone, serve someone's every need, as in Her mother has always waited on her hand and foot. [First half of 1300s]
See also: and, foot, hand, on, wait