fetch and carry(redirected from fetch and carry for someone)
fetch and carry (for someone)
To perform menial tasks or errands at the behest of someone else. I thought the internship would teach me valuable skills in business, but all I did was fetch and carry for the office manager.
fetch and carry
Do errands and other menial tasks, as in She was hired as administrative assistant, but all she does is fetch and carry for the department's supervisor . This expression originally alluded to dogs that were taught to carry various objects for their masters. It has been applied to humans since the late 1700s.
fetch and carrygo backwards and forwards bringing things to someone in a servile fashion.
This phrase was originally used to refer to a dog retrieving game that had been shot.