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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.
See also: account, of, on
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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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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.
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on account of

Because of; for the sake of: "We got married on account of the baby" (Anne Tyler).
See also: account, of, on
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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