on account


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on (one's) account

Because of or for the benefit of someone else. Please, don't stop the class on my account; I'll just observe from the back. I can't believe you organized this massive surprise party on my account!
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on account

Towards repayment of a debt. At your current monthly payments on account, your loan will be completely repaid in three years.
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on someone's account

because of someone. Don't do it on my account. They were late on Jane's account.
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on account

[money paid or owed] on a debt. I paid twelve dollars on account last month. Wasn't that enough? I still have $100 due on account.
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on account

In part payment of a debt, as in He paid half the amount on account. [Early 1600s]
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on (someone's) account

For someone's benefit: It's nice of you to make such an effort on his account.
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on account

On credit.
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References in classic literature ?
Then as to the artisans and laborers who had been brought from Canada and shipped at such expense, the three most respectable, according to the captain's account, were culprits, who had fled from Canada on account of their misdeeds; the rest had figured in Montreal as draymen, barbers, waiters, and carriole drivers, and were the most helpless, worthless beings "that ever broke sea- biscuit.