on account of (someone or something)

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on account of (someone or something)

Because of or for the benefit of someone or something. Please, don't stop the class on account of me; I'll just observe from the back. On account of the rain, we'll have to postpone the game until next week.
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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

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