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!
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carry (someone's) water

To support someone, especially in an submissive or uncritical manner.
See also: carry, water
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Sakhwat said the board had distributed cotton bags among the hikers to carry their water bottles while hiking at trails which helped in shunning the use of plastic bags and avoid littering.
Popular destinations such as Mount Everest have been turned into deserts of refuse because expeditions have had to carry their water with them in plastic bottles because of undrinkable local supplies.
And on economic issues, he's been indistinguishable from Republicans; corporations couldn't have found a President more willing and able to carry their water.
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