wait on (someone) hand and foot

wait on (someone) hand and foot

To dote on someone and do everything that they want. I don't know if Tom's relationship with Jeremy is healthy. It seems like he's always waiting on him hand and foot. I hate the way Terrence waits on the boss hand and foot—what a toady!
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wait on someone hand and foot

Fig. to serve someone very well, attending to all personal needs. I don't mind bringing you your coffee, but I don't intend to wait on you hand and foot. I don't want anyone to wait on me hand and foot. I can take care of myself.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

wait on hand and foot

Do everything for someone, serve someone's every need, as in Her mother has always waited on her hand and foot. [First half of 1300s]
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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.

wait on someone hand and foot

If you wait on someone hand and foot, you do everything for them. Many men expect to be waited on hand and foot because they've been spoiled rotten by their mothers. I like to lie on a beach for a week and be waited on hand and foot. Note: This expression is used to suggest that it is unreasonable for someone to be looked after in this way.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

wait on someone hand and foot

attend to all of someone's needs or requests, especially when this is regarded as unreasonable.
1955 L. P. Hartley A Perfect Woman He has everything he wants and servants who wait on him hand and foot.
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wait on somebody ˌhand and ˈfoot

(disapproving) do almost everything for somebody, for example cook meals, bring everything they ask for, etc: My father expects my mother to wait on him hand and foot.
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