reliance on

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reliance on (someone or something)

A total dependence on someone or something, especially to a detrimental or hindering degree. The writer's reliance on cliché started becoming painfully obvious after his second book. The countess's reliance on her assistants grew even greater after she had her fall.
See also: on, reliance
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reliance on someone or something

trust and dependence on someone or something. John's reliance on his family is holding him back. Reliance on sleeping pills is dangerous.
See also: on, reliance
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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