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allow me

Let me do it. This is a set phrase that typically precedes a polite action or gesture. "Allow me," my date said before opening my car door. Allow me—I'll open the wine bottle.
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drain off

To flow or move off of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "drain" and "off." Now that we've fixed the gutters, the rain should drain off of our roof nicely.
See also: drain, off

(something) permitting

So long as the specific thing does not prevent or interfere with some activity or task mentioned elsewhere. We'll have the company in Foley's Park on Saturday, weather permitting. Time permitting, the presentation will also go over useful and nonintrusive ways to encourage client spending.
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weather permitting

So long as the weather is good enough so as not to cancel, delay, or interfere with what is planned. We'll have the company in Foley's Park on Saturday, weather permitting. The latest update they gave us is that, weather permitting, we should arrive at the airport around 9 PM.
See also: permit, weather

permit (one) in(to something or some place)

To grant one permission to enter something or some place. Do not, under any circumstances, permit those inspectors into the building. The bouncer recognized out fake IDS and didn't permit us in.
See also: permit, something

permit (one) out (of something or some place)

To grant one permission to leave or exit something or some place. Do not permit any employees out of the building until they have been inspected for stolen goods. Because of the lockdown, no one is permitted out.
See also: out, permit, something

permit (one) through (something or some place)

To grant one permission to pass or travel something or some place. The CEO is being questioned by the FBI for not permitting investigators through the factory grounds. Her clearance has been verified—permit her through. I'm sorry, sir. No one is permitted through this border at the moment, regardless of their clearance level.
See also: permit, through

permit (one) up (something or some place)

To grant one permission ascend something. You shouldn't permit your children up such large, dangerous trees. I don't permit the dog up the stairs.
See also: permit, up

permit up to (something)

1. To grant one permission ascend to something or some place. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "permit" and "up to." I don't permit my children up to the attic. The CEO wouldn't permit investigators up to the top floor of the company's headquarters.
2. To allow for an amount not higher than some figure. Our license permits up to 150 people to be inside at one time. Each self-contained office in the complex permits up to six one-person desks. The new law permits up to 60% of earnings to be protected from income tax.
See also: permit, up

allow me

 and permit me
Please let me help you. (*Typically said by someone politely assisting another person, as by opening a door or providing some personal service. In Allow me, the stress is usually on me. In Permit me, the stress is usually on -mit.) Tom and Jane approached the door. "Allow me," said Tom, grabbing the doorknob. "Permit me," said Fred, pulling out a gold-plated lighter and lighting Jane's cigarette.
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Could I join you?

 and (Do you) care if I join you?; (Do you) mind if I join you?
Will you permit me to sit with you? (An inquiry seeking permission to sit at someone's table or join someone else in some activity. Also used with can or may in place of could.) Tom came into the cafe and saw Fred and Sally sitting in a booth by the window. Coming up to them, Tom said, "Could I join you?"
See also: could, join

drain something off something

 and drain something off to cause or permit something
to flow from the surface or contents of something. Drain some of the broth off the chicken. Drain off the fat at the bottom of the pan.
See also: drain, off

permit someone into something

 and permit someone in
to allow someone to enter something or some place. They would not permit me in the dining room since I had no tie. They would not permit in that bunch of rowdy brats or any other of her friends.
See also: permit

permit someone out (of something)

to allow someone to go out of something or some place. His mother won't permit him out of his room all weekend. I didn't do anything, but she won't permit me out!
See also: out, permit

permit someone through (something)

to allow someone to pass through something. Would you permit me through the door? I have to get into this building. Janet said she was in a hurry, but they wouldn't permit her through.
See also: permit, through

permit someone up (something)

to allow someone to come up something. She would not permit me up the ladder. I wanted to climb the ladder to be with Walter, but he wouldn't permit me up.
See also: permit, up

permit someone up to something

to allow someone to come up to something or some place. The teacher would not permit the smallest children up to the edge. They would not permit us up to the gate before our turn came.
See also: permit, up

weather permitting

Fig. if the weather allows it. Weather permitting, we will be there on time. The plane lands at midnight, weather permitting.
See also: permit, weather

will not hear of something

 and won't hear of something
will refuse to tolerate or permit something. You mustn't drive home alone. I will not hear of it. My parents won't hear of my staying out that late.
See also: hear, not, of, will

— permitting

if the specified thing does not prevent you from doing something.
1997 Classic Boat Time and weather permitting rudderless sailing is also taught, along with spinnaker and trapezing.
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allow ˈme

(spoken) used to offer help politely: ‘I’ll just take these bags upstairs.’ ‘Allow me.’
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The EO stated that the final business permits shall only be released upon presentation of the appropriate certificates of inspection from the appropriate offices and agencies concerned.
This was the reason Villanueva pushed for the inclusion of a new provision in the budget bill that requires the BI to coordinate with the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) in granting special working permits to foreigners who want to work in the Philippines for less than six months.
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Cardiff council is looking at replacing the paper-based parking permits with virtual permits.
The three import permits covered a total of 42,000 metric tons (MT) of rice and were issued last August 24 and October 10.
Marri said the exhibitions industry in Dubai is also on a growth path, which saw a 23 per cent rise in trade fair permits, indicating a robust private sector.
Doha municipality which came in second with 100 permits or 16% of the total, closely followed by Al Wakrah with 91 permits, Al Da'ayen with 81 permits, Al Khor with 50 permits, Umm Slal with 43 permits, and Al Shamal with 17 permits.
* Concealed handgun permit holders are law abiding.
An alternative approach, common in the modern administrative state, (4) is for the legislature to enlist an administrative agency and specify something like "no vehicles in the park, except as allowed in a permit issued by the park agency pursuant to park agency rules." Although such legislation does not avoid questions of statutory interpretation--we still need to know whether a child's electric tricycle is a vehicle--the provision for a park agency permit opens the door to the innumerable theoretical and practical dimensions of administrative law.
Kirklees Cabinet agreed to issue one free parking permit for around 9,000 households in the borough who live in permit zones.
Although one might argue the merits of whether to designate permit as a catch-and-release species, the rationale put forth against such regulations was troubling.