figure on doing

figure on (someone or something)

1. To depend or rely on someone or something. I thought we could figure on your help with this event, but I guess not. We were figuring on that tax refund to help get us through the next month.
2. To anticipate something. The kids always figure on my financial assistance, and that needs to stop before I go broke! I hadn't figured on seeing you here, John. How are things?
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figure on doing something

to plan on something. I figured on arriving at the party around eight o'clock. Jane figured on spending $25 on dinner.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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