One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Perform a succession of menial tasks for someone as if one was their servant.
- ‘Lord Duvalier is certainly able to fetch and carry for Veronique.’
- ‘The comments by some Madrid players have been clearly self-serving (none of them want to fetch and carry - the role they see for Vieira) and contradictory.’
- ‘This week, the PM meets with the new resident of the White House, and will do his best to show he can fetch and carry.’
- ‘For he can fetch and carry, which is patience in employment.’
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