on (one's) account(redirected from on your account)
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!
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.
[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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
In part payment of a debt, as in He paid half the amount on account. [Early 1600s]
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 (someone's) account
For someone's benefit: It's nice of you to make such an effort on his account.
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