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bow to (one's) demands

To submit to or accept another person's demands. You need to grow a spine. You can't just bow to your boss's demands every time!
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demand (something) from (one)

To insist that someone do, provide, or relinquish something. I demand full attention from my students, so if you plan to nap or socialize in here, then you might as well drop this class right now.
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in demand

Greatly sought after; desired or required by many people. (Hyphenated if used before a noun; sometime used with the modifier "high" before or in the middle of the phrase.) To the surprise of some, the product has been in high demand since it was first released. Retailers have struggled to maintain stock of the in-demand toy. Now that the property market has begun to boom, construction workers are in demand.
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on demand

When needed or desired. (Hyphenated if used before a noun.) It can be difficult to adjust to a baby's need to feed on demand. Cable television is being replaced in many homes by on-demand video services.
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supply and demand

The amount of something available to purchase compared to the number of people who need or want to purchase it. The company has had a hard time figuring out supply and demand on their first product, which has been incredibly popular but very difficult to find in stores.
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by popular demand

Due to a lot of interest (in something). Here are your menus—you'll see that some of our special dishes from last summer are back by popular demand.
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bow to someone's demands

Fig. to yield to someone's demands; to agree to do something that someone has requested. In the end, they had to bow to our demands. We refused to bow to their demands that we abandon the project.
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demand something from someone or something

 and demand something of someone or something
to command that something be received from someone or a group or something; to demand that someone or a group or something do something. The muggers demanded money from everyone. The petitioners demanded a response from the board of directors. She demanded too much of her automobile.
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in great demand

wanted by many people. Liz is in great demand as a singer. Mary's paintings are in great demand.
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make demands of someone or something

 and make demands on someone or something
to expect someone or something to do something or act in a particular way. Please don't make demands of everyone in the shop. The boss is making a lot of demands on the new machinery.
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rush on something

 and run on something
a large demand for something. There was a rush on bottled water during the drought. During the hot summer, there was a run on air conditioners.
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supply and demand

the availability of things or people as compared to the need to utilize the things or people; the availability of goods compared to the number of willing customers for the goods. Sometimes you can find what you want by shopping around and other times almost no store carries the items you are looking for. It depends entirely on supply and demand. (Alludes to a principle of market economics.) Sometimes customers ask for things we do not carry in stock and other times we have things in abundance that no one wants to buy. Whether or not we can make money off of a product depends entirely on supply and demand.
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in demand

Sought after, as in The general was in demand as an after-dinner speaker. [Early 1800s]
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make demands on

Urgently require something of someone, as in Her mother's illness has made considerable demands on her time. [Late 1300s]
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on demand

When needed or asked for, as in She's always ready to sing on demand, or Nowadays infants are generally fed on demand. This usage is a broadening of this phrase's meaning in finance, that is, "payable on being requested or presented," as in This note is payable on demand. [Late 1600s]
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in deˈmand

wanted by many people; popular: Well-qualified young people with experience in marketing are very much in demand at the moment.
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on deˈmand

done or happening whenever somebody asks: Feed the baby on demand.
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by popular deˈmand

because a lot of people have asked for something: By popular demand, the play will run for another week.
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on demand

1. When presented for payment: a note payable on demand.
2. When needed or asked for: fed the baby on demand.
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The demand creation proposition through demand visibility is that CFOs and managers now have the ability to more quickly move through the cycle of reacting to changes in demand for the company's products and services.
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Excess" demand will persist until market-based solutions quench it.
Demand growth is expected to be slower in 2007 when compared to 2006, but energy remains the wild card.
Factors which could cause actual results to differ from expectations include, among others, capital spending patterns of the communications industry, changes in regard to significant customers, the demand for network integrity, the trend toward more fiber in the network, the Company's ability to develop new and enhanced products, the Company's ability to provide complete network solutions, continued industry consolidation, the development of competing technology, the global demand for the Company's products and services, the Company's ability to implement its restructuring and cost reduction measures, and the Company's ability to complete and integrate acquisitions and achieve its strategic objectives.
C-COR is committed to bringing to market unified, open and interoperable solutions from its access, network and applications management, and On Demand modular product suites that solve its customers' need for bandwidth expansion and utilization.
Tribune Company is using the QualysGuard PCI On Demand platform in order to comply with the PCI standard.
As a certified PCI scanning solution, QualysGuard PCI On Demand gives partners the tools they need to quickly and accurately evaluate the security of a merchant's entire network and then prioritize remediation efforts based on the risk the vulnerabilities pose to the organization's PCI compliance posture.
With a growing portfolio of content web sites and over 8 million domains on our platform, we believe that InfoSearch will help us deploy high-quality content across multiple properties," said Richard Rosenblatt, chairman and CEO of Demand Media.
the research director at CTL, the formation of the MIT Demand Management Solutions Research Group is especially timely, because while managing demand has always been a difficult challenge for companies, markets have now become far more volatile and customers less tolerant of service failures, so the challenge has taken on new urgency.
Using integrated on-demand and advertising technologies from SeaChange International and Atlas On Demand, Sunflower's video-on-demand (VOD) system can splice fresh ads into on-demand content on the fly.
Both VDSL2 and FTTP deployments will demand high levels of financial collateral.
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