wait on someone

wait on (someone) to serve someone.

She waited on customers all day at the department store.

He sits there in front of the TV and expects me to wait on him!

Related vocabulary: wait on someone hand and foot

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • wait on someone — SERVE, attend to, tend, cater for/to; minister to, take care of, look after, see to. → wait …   Useful english dictionary

  • wait on someone hand and foot — wait on (someone) hand and foot to do everything for another person. You should do some of the work around here instead of being waited on hand and foot all the time. Usage notes: often used as a negative remark about someone thought of as… …   New idioms dictionary

  • wait on someone hand and foot — ► wait on someone hand and foot attend to someone s needs or requests, especially when excessive. Main Entry: ↑hand …   English terms dictionary

  • wait on someone hand and foot — attend to all someone s needs or requests, especially when unreasonable. → hand …   English new terms dictionary

  • wait on someone hand and foot — attend to all someone s needs or requests, esp. when this is regarded as unreasonable …   Useful english dictionary

  • lie in wait (for someone) — …   Useful english dictionary

  • wait — [wāt] vi. [ME waiten < NormFr waitier < Frank * wahten, to guard, akin to OHG wahta, a guard, watch: for IE base see WAKE1] 1. to stay in a place or remain in readiness or in anticipation (until something expected happens or for someone to… …   English World dictionary

  • wait in — ˌwait ˈin [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they wait in he/she/it waits in present participle waiting in past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • wait on — (someone) to serve someone. She waited on customers all day at the department store. He sits there in front of the TV and expects me to wait on him! Related vocabulary: wait on someone hand and foot …   New idioms dictionary

  • wait on hand and foot — wait on (someone) hand and foot to do everything for another person. You should do some of the work around here instead of being waited on hand and foot all the time. Usage notes: often used as a negative remark about someone thought of as… …   New idioms dictionary

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