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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 (someone)

To insist that someone do 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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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.
See also: demand, popular

on demand

1. When presented for payment: a note payable on demand.
2. When needed or asked for: fed the baby on demand.
See also: demand, on
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In an environment in which demanders with independent private values wish to buy at most one unit from a group of identical units being sold, each bidder has a dominant strategy to reduce his quantity demanded from one to zero, once the price reaches his valuation.
The necessary coalition of low and high demanders in support of the monopoly proposal never materializes in the case of linear demand and uniform distribution of individuals.
The ring can make available any commodities that its supplier members may have to sell to its demander members, such as fuels, oils, fodder, machinery for sale, storage space, livestock database.
One can imagine a demander incrementally searching for a price which is acceptable to a supplier and sufficient to acquire the quantity desired, but without offering the maximum demand price.
However, when costly switching or arbitrage is possible, demanders of units ten to fourteen switch to the low price market because they get a net consumer surplus gain of at least $33 and no more than $1.
If an individual nonprofit demander expects her actions to be matched by similar actions, then her individual cost-benefit analysis may be reversed.
On Demanders access video through a variety of devices that allows them to time and location shift to meet their busy schedule.
beaucoup moins que] Vous devriez demander a Valcke comment l'argent a ete transfere et s'il savait que le compte de Jack Warner (sur lequel la somme a ete transferee) etait un compte personnel.
Announcing that currently some 14 beekeepers unions and 180 cooperative companies are active in the sphere of apiculture she told that Sweden, Netherlands, Malaysia and also the Persian Gulf states are the main demanders of the Iranian honey.
The demanders in this industry are some production enterprises producing chemical products or some enterprises processing raw materials, such as BASF, Corning, Rhodia, Bayer, Drehmo, Du Pont.
It also covers the supply, renovation and disposal of Mattresses to UK and German bases, and the supply of a variety of cloths used by demanders.
After his most recent outreach to supporters for them to use Eventful, Huckabee vaulted to the top of Eventful's most popular performers, ahead of all other GOP candidates, with more than 12,000 Demanders.
Demanders can also submit questions online for Edwards as part of the competition.
Talking to a local news channel, Secretary General PPP Jahangir Badar expressed demanders of mid-term election remained aligned with the dictators and kept on sharing their governments with them.