carry (someone's) water

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carry (someone's) water

To be subservient to and uncritical of someone; to do someone's bidding. The dictator made sure to surround himself with those who would eagerly carry his water. I hate my job. I have to carry my boss's water or risk getting fired!
See also: carry, water

carry (someone's) water

To support someone, especially in an submissive or uncritical manner.
See also: carry, water
References in classic literature ?
Martin had to carry his water from the kitchen sink, there being no tap in his room.
Say; shall I send the yellow hair to her father, and will you follow Magua to the great lakes, to carry his water, and feed him with corn?