leave word for (one)

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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.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: leave, word
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Frenchman had been so impatient to reach the house of Thomson & French that he would not wait for the horses to be harnessed, but left word for the carriage to overtake him on the road, or to wait for him at the bankers' door.
The paper reported that Andrea had confided to an unidentified friend that she initially didn't want to leave France, "but before Allah I could not stand back." Andrea also reportedly left word for her own parents to say that she is well.
They had left word for us that if we would start in at the Chief Mountain, where gold was reported to have been found on Lee's Creek, (4) and prospect northward, we might meet somewhere.