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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

on account

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

On credit.
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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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