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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.
See also: and, carry, fetch

dad fetch my buttons

Oh my goodness! An exclamation of surprise. Dad fetch my buttons, I didn't expect such an outpouring of support from y'all!
See also: button, dad, fetch

fetch up

1. To make up the difference between oneself and someone or something, so as to be at an equal level, status, or point of progress If we speed up, we might be able to fetch up with the car ahead of us!
2. To reach a particular location, often unintentionally. We wanted to go to the beach on Saturday, but because traffic was so bad, we ended up at the mall instead. When my car's engine overheated, I ended up at the mechanic instead of my big job interview. Hey, how was Saturday night? Where did you end up at?
3. To reach the same level, progress, or quality as someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "fetch" and "up." If you don't fetch up your play to the level of your teammates, you'll probably start your season on the bench.
4. To produce, make, or yield something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "fetch" and "up." How on earth did the caterers fetch up 100 cupcakes with just 20 minutes' notice?
5. To stop something. Geez, can someone please fetch up that blaring alarm?
6. slang To vomit. I felt like I was going to fetch up from seasickness out on that boat.
See also: fetch, up

fetch in

To retrieve something and bring it inside. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fetch" and "in." Can you please go out to my car and fetch in the rest of the groceries?
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fetch (something) out of (something)

To take something out of something. Can you please go and fetch the rest of the groceries out of my car?
See also: fetch, of, out

fetch out

To take something out of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fetch" and "out." Can you please go and fetch the rest of the groceries out of my car? Here, I fetched out a drink for you.
See also: fetch, out

fetch up at (some place)

To arrive at some place or destination. So when do you guys think you'll fetch up at the hotel?
See also: fetch, up

Dad fetch my buttons!

Rur. What a surprise!; Goodness me! Dad fetch my buttons! It's a letter from Aunt Rita! Dad fetch my buttons, I never was so happy in all my life!
See also: dad, fetch

fetch something in

to bring or pull something in. Would you please fetch some more firewood in? Can you fetch in the paper?
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fetch something out of something

 and fetch something out
to pull something out of something. Could you fetch me another hot dog out of the pot? I'll fetch out a hot dog for you.
See also: fetch, of, out

fetch up

Sl. to empty one's stomach; to vomit. I really felt like I was going to fetch up. Somebody fetched up in here and didn't clean it up.
See also: fetch, up

fetch up at

some place to reach a place; to end up at a place. We fetched up at Sam's house at about midnight. The car fetched up at the cabin and everyone got out.
See also: fetch, up

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.
See also: and, carry, fetch

fetch and carry

go 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.
See also: and, carry, fetch

fetch and ˈcarry (for somebody)

be always doing small jobs for somebody; act as if you were somebody’s servant: I hate having to fetch and carry for my husband all day. Why can’t he do more for himself?
See also: and, carry, fetch

fetch up

v.
1. To move fast enough to attain the same progress as another; catch up: They struggled to fetch up with the leader of the hike.
2. To make something equal or on a par with something else: You'd better fetch up your grades to the class average. Fetch your scores up to our median and you'll have a good chance for admission.
3. To bring something forth; to produce something: We fetched up a basketful of blueberries to make a pie. Please fetch some tomatoes up from the garden.
4. To reach a stopping place or goal; end up: I fell over my skis and fetched up in a heap on the snow.
5. To bring something to a halt; to stop something: Please fetch up the noise; I can't hear.
See also: fetch, up

fetch up

in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. I really felt like I was going to fetch up.
See also: fetch, up
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A 1982 Rolls-Royce, which belonged to Kenny Baker - the man inside Star Wars character R2 D2 - fetched a little more than expected at just over pounds 14,500.
Classic cars included a 1965 Lotus Elan S3 Coupe prototype at pounds 23,650, a 1978 Lotus Esprit JPS at pounds 19,350, a Honda NSX for pounds 18,275, an Aston Martin DB3 at pounds 36,550 and a MK1 Lotus Cortina that fetched pounds 16,125.
The following day, at the main Sotheby's sale, a second work fetched $822,400 and claimed co-record status with the Weston.
A prototype 1953 Healey 100 Turin Show car made pounds 38,700 while a 1937 Frazer Nash single-seater fetched pounds 150,500 and the 1971 Ford Escort driven by Hannu Mikkola in the Safari Rally of the same year sold for pounds 40,850.
A water-stained map of the Congo River, drawn by Henry Morton Stanley fetched nearly $130,000 at Christie's in London.
Finally, taken branches make the dynamic instruction sequence, which may exist in the cache, to be broken into several fetch blocks that must be fetched sequentially.
Meanwhile, a complete set of magazines from 1851 to which the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen had contributed fetched NOK125,000, while two letters written by the Norwegian author Knut Hamsun sold for NOK5,000 and NOK28,000.
An unpublished illustration (pictured) of a rabbit fetched over pounds 30,000.
In prefetching, memory blocks are loaded from slow memory, for example, a disk, into cache before the actual references to the blocks so as to reduce the waiting time incurred if the block were to be fetched from disk when it is referenced.
Overall, pre-war condos fetched 10 percent more than comparable co-ops.
Benedicto "BenCab" Cabrera's 1998 acrylic-on-canvas "Isadora in Motion" fetched P37.
The price, which includes the buyer's premium of 15 per cent, was the highest fetched in the 88-lot sale of Ms Halliwell's Spice Girl wardrobe, the proceeds of which will go to the Sergeant Cancer Care for Children charity.
BLING belonging to gangland criminals the Kray twins fetched more than pounds 100,000 at auction.
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