One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Always having to be ready to obey someone's orders immediately.‘enjoy having servants at your beck and call’‘she was at her mother's beck and call’
- ‘She would never feel at home in a mansion with servants at her beck and call.’
- ‘After a year of being at George 's beck and call anytime of the day or night, Lucy has had enough and gives two weeks notice’
- ‘Whenever he's home, she's always expected to be at his beck and call.’
- ‘But it looks like he is ready to have the Cabinet at his beck and call.’
- ‘‘You journalists think I am at your beck and call,’ he snaps.’
- ‘The rooms are spacious, there are chandeliers in the hall, sofa beds for family members and gourmet chefs at your beck and call.’
- ‘But unless the Greens manage a heroic surge, it, too, might have to operate at Winston 's beck and call.’
- ‘The Council is not at his beck and call and, therefore, not ready to sign on the dotted lines.’
- ‘If you let yourself be controlled by the industry, you'll always be at their beck and call.’
- ‘Peabee had certainly known life on the penthouse floor: Women always at his beck and call.’
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