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at (someone's) behest

Done according to the whims or commands of someone else. Everything is done at our children's behest; it's like they're the bosses of the family! I'm presenting you this subpoena at the behest of the civil court.
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In seeking the reversal of the Ombudsman's ruling, the PCGG insisted before the SC that the loans to ALFA Integrated Textile have the characteristics of being behest loans because: these were secured by inadequate collaterals, the loans were extended despite the company's continuous losses, and loan proceeds were used to pay off existing obligations rather than being invested.
JIT was formed for assisting the court and it was not formed at some one's behest.
The fabricated and misleading story was published at the behest of Imran Khan and Shahzad Akbar,' wrote Shehbaz on his Twitter handle.
TSMCI was one of the many companies subjected to scrutiny by the Presidential Ad Hoc Fact-Finding Committee's Technical Working Group for possible prosecution due to behest loans.
Arrest of son of Ameer Muqam by FIA at the behest of his political rivals is blatant political victimisation.
Behest loans, which form part of the public debt, were granted by state banks to private firms upon Marcos' orders.
According to them, the recent arrests of the former chief minister of Punjab and opposition leader of the House in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif, and before that the arrests of Fawad Hasan Fawad and Ahad Cheema by the NAB, were taken at the behest of powerful circles.
'Yes, the establishment arranged a meeting between us and Farooq Sattar at his behest,' he said.
BEIRUT: Four Lebanese and a Syrian have been arrested on charges of forming a "terror" network and working at the behest of an extremist organization, General Security announced Friday.
He cited bad government record in suppressing the opposition at the behest of the Syrian regime and accused the local army commander Malek Shamass of secretly on Hizbullah's account; He also cited the instance of 7 Hizbullah members who died in the clash and were secretly buried by the party.
Weapons secretly shipped to Syria at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar go to hardline Islamic rebel groups rather than more secular organizations favored by the West.
Yildirim who has been living as refugee in Sweden, said that the Kurdish people should move with their free behest. Also Kurdish people should not be tied to one man's behest.
DNA tests conducted at the behest of a suspended Toledo, Ohio, diocesan priest, Fr.
The tycoon is convinced that the crash in Paris in the early hours of August 31 1997 was not an accident but an assassination plot orchestrated by MI6 at the behest of the Duke of Edinburgh.