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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

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.
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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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Since 2007, permits for women increased by 270% and 156% for men.
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In terms of semiannual reports, the permittee has to submit written reports of any failure to meet an applicable emission limitation or standard contained in the permit and/or any failure to comply with or complete a work practice standard or requirement contained in the permit otherwise not reported in accordance with conditions.
A permit is not required when the hazard can be eliminated or when the space can be maintained in a safe condition by forced air ventilation.
Permit an S corporation to own more than 80% of a C corporation's stock.
Then suddenly everyone wanted a permit to collect a product we didn't know existed.
Processors should pay close attention to new operating permit rules stemming from the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, proposed in April by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
CWB's fully integrated SUPERLOAD software for permit administration and safe routing of oversize and overweight vehicles, live load bridge analysis, restriction management, and commercial vehicle information systems and networks (CVISNs) is used by 10 state agencies.
The Division is interested in obtaining a secure internet-based system for issuing electrical permits and residential building permits throughout the state which, at a minimum, provides: Collection of permit data from customer or issuing agent Validate contractor licenses Determine if a residential building permit may be required, once an electrical permit has been purchased for a site within a municipality or unincorporated portion of a county, as determined by the States residential building codes program.
Mahmood Ghassen, Wenatchee; demolition permit and $280,062 single family house at 990 S.
Los Angeles attorney Michael Morin, who represents the companies, said the EIDC has one set of rules for production companies that seek permits directly from the EIDC and another set of rules for those that use permit-services companies.
A newly-designed work permit is being issued by the Department of Buildings.