on account of somebody/something

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on account of

Owing to, because of the fact that, as in We canceled the beach picnic on account of the bad weather forecast. This idiom was first recorded in 1936.
See also: account, of, on

on account of somebody/something

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on somebody’s account

because of somebody/something: Flights were delayed on account of the bad weather.I can’t go, but don’t stay in on my account.

on account of

Because of; for the sake of: "We got married on account of the baby" (Anne Tyler).
See also: account, of, on