leave word for
leave word for (one)
To leave a message for one. I left word for you with the front desk when I came by earlier—did they not pass on my message? I called and left word for them to meet us at the lake when they were finished.
leave word for someone (to do something)
Fig. to leave a message or a request for someone. I left word for you to come to my office. We left word for her to hurry up and come home.