leave word

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leave word

To leave a message for one. I left word with the front desk when I came by to see you earlier.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

leave word (with someone)

Fig. to leave a message with someone (who will pass the message on to someone else). If you decide to go to the convention, please leave word with my secretary. Leave word before you go. I left word with your brother. Didn't he give you the message?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

leave word

Leave a message, as in Please leave word at the desk when you check out, or I left word abut my plans with the secretary; didn't she tell you? This expression employs word in the sense of "information," a usage dating from the 10th century.
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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.

leave ˈword (with somebody)

leave a message with somebody: He left word with his secretary about where to contact him if necessary.
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An employee who is not required to remain on the employer's premises but is merely required to leave word at his home or with company officials where he may be reached is not working while on call (Armour & Co.
If you absolutely must go for help, wait until the storm is over and leave word in the truck about the direction you're heading.
(Such restrictions could include having to respond to calls or come in to work within some short period of time.) An employee who is not required to remain on the employer's premises but who is merely required to leave word where he/she can be reached or to be available to receive messages is generally deemed not to work.
* Leave word with someone about the general area you will be hunting and when you are due back.
Employees who are required to leave word at their homes or with company officials about where they may be reached, however, are not considered to be working while on call (29 CFR Section 785.17).
Do they, like editors, leave word at the city desk or operator when and where we go to lunch?
On that EP, I recommend for the uninitiated to dive right into the tracks "Leave Word," "1,2,3,4" and "I Dance Alone."
2 is at it, he should stop by Capitol Hill and leave word for lawmakers to make approval of additional debris-removal funding a top priority when they return later this summer.
Rescue services and gardai have appealed to climbers on several occasions to leave word of their route and expected return with people on the ground.
On the other hand, if your employees merely have to carry a cell phone, pager or beeper or leave word where they may be reached, the on-call time generally will not count as compensable `hours worked' under wage and hour laws.
To attend, call (508) 892-8460 and leave word on how many will be attending.
Menya Kokoro's mazesobas leave words like "subtle" and "refined" in the dust.
As Cyprus talks have fallen through more than once, it might be time to leave words to one side and find other ways to find peace.
Further words of condolence were expressed on social media, with many taking to the teen's Facebook page to leave words of sadness.