expect (something) from (someone or something)

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expect (something) from (someone or something)

1. To anticipate or expect receiving something from someone or a group. I'm not sure what John's doing yet, but I expect a response from him soon. I expect attentiveness from my students—is that too much to ask?
2. To demand or request something from someone or a group. You're my senior advisor, Tom—I expect better judgment from you.
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expect something from someone or something

 
1. . to anticipate receiving something from someone or a group. I expect a letter from you at least once a week while you are gone. We expect at least a postcard out of you.
2. and expect something (out) of someone or something to demand something from someone or something. I expect more effort from you. Get to work.
3. and expect something (out) of someone or something to anticipate a certain kind of behavior from someone or something. We expected better from you. I'm very disappointed in your behavior. We really expected better behavior of you.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But speak out, priest, and say at once, what doth thy master expect from us?''
"The new premises allows for more organised racking space, enabling us to get orders out faster and meet the high-quality service level our customers have come to expect from us. All the team are excited about what the future holds at our new home."
"The introduction of Spearmint Mix Tic Tac mints gives us an opportunity to return to our roots while putting an innovative twist on a classic mint flavor that our fans have come to expect from us," said Todd Midura, who serves as marketing category manager of Tic Tac mints at Ferrero.
"We'll always battle to the end - that's what the fans expect from us and it's what we expect from ourselves."
Just as a professional coach will not push his students beyond their capabilities, but will concentrate on strengthening their weaknesses, so too God will not expect from us more than we can give, but will urge us to push ourselves that extra bit - to take that leap of faith.
This deal is worth around pounds 500,000 and we are confident all will be completed to time, to the high standards people have come to expect from us."
We battled on to bring you the hot exclusives you expect from us.
These combined efforts will enable us to meet customers' ongoing ink and coating needs, with the unsurpassed product quality and service support they expect from us."
They allow us to provide customers with the types of machines they want coupled with the service they have come to expect from us over the last five decades serving the construction industry." (828) 650-2043, volvo.corn
"We look forward to working with them to continue to meet the high quality production standards our customers expect from us."
"Consumers, including Diet Coke drinkers, are increasingly looking for more beverage options, and we wanted to offer them the convenience of a calorie-free beverage that is a good source of several essential vitamins and minerals, and one that delivers on the great taste that they have come to expect from us," says Katie Bayne, senior vice president.
We know what to expect from them and they know what to expect from us. We have to get our head around it," said captain Paul Ryan.
"Our new terminal is designed around the great JetBlue experience customers have come to expect from us, especially efficient online and in-person check in, and friendly service.
Surely if politicians are not honest enough to commit themselves on such a matter of fundamental importance to their electorate, what respect can they expect from us?