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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.
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If customers order products and expect to have them delivered in three to five days, NYC can help establish a system that can meet those consumer demands.
played a critical role helping regional grid operators achieve significant reductions in end-user demand in order to avert potential blackouts.
Such risks and uncertainties include our ability to meet release schedules, customer demands, accomplish development goals, integrate our products, and deploy integrated solutions.
GXS, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, announced today that it has been named to the 2005 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 for three years running.
Uppal leads the overall strategy, product direction and development team at NextLinx, continuously providing programs, solutions and products that meet the demands of the global trade market.
JRG helps manufacturers Build-to-Consumption -- connecting factories directly to retailers so that they can schedule and re-schedule production daily based on retailer demand.
RGB to Integrate its Video Intelligence Architecture(TM) Platform with nCUBE's Digital Advertising and On Demand Solutions
In February 2004, PeopleSoft unveiled its demand-driven manufacturing vision -- the ability to deliver any product, in any configuration, at any quantity to meet customer demand at significantly lower costs to the manufacturer, while driving the highest levels of profitability.
Global eXchange Services, a leading provider of B2B integration solutions, announced today that it has been named to the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, the third-annual listing issued by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine of the top 100 supply chain solution providers.
PeopleSoft is the only enterprise application company to deliver a complete Demand-Driven Manufacturing solution -- from customer demand to supply chain planning to manufacturing planning and production to in-bound supply -- all operating in real-time.
The company offers the only server architecture in the market with the scalability to deliver up to 53,000 simultaneous streams from a single site, meeting the demands of VoD today and on-demand's future content needs of everything-on-demand (EoD).
Tyschper said the company wanted to plan production efficiently to meet the demands of its customers while avoiding incurring overtime at production facilities.
Will Miller, a former spokesperson for the National Institute for Mental Health and an accomplished comedian, closed the five-day event with a prescription for meeting the challenges of our changing demands while handling the personal issues associated with it.