according to (someone or something)(redirected from according to them)
according to (someone or something)
1. As stated by another individual or source. According to the almanac, we're going to have a very hot summer this year. That restaurant is excellent, according to Tom.
2. Proportionate to something. Nate gets paid time and a half according to how many hours of overtime he works.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
according to someone or something
as said or indicated by someone or something. According to the weather forecast, this should be a beautiful day.
according to something
in proportion to something. You will get paid according to the number of hours that you work.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.