in care of (someone)

in care of (someone)

At someone else's mailing address. You can just send my Christmas card in care of my aunt because I'll be staying at her place for the holidays.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

in care of someone

[to be delivered to someone] through someone or by way of someone. (Indicates that mail is to be delivered to a person at some other person's address.) Bill Jones is living at his father's house. Address the letter to Bill in care of Mr. John Jones. Bill said, "Please send me my mail in care of my father at his address."
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in care of

Through someone, by way of someone, as in I sent the gift in care of your parents. This phrase indicates that something is to be delivered to someone at someone else's address. [Mid-1800s] Also see in charge, def. 3.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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