Definition of fetch and carry in English:

fetch and carry


  • Perform a succession of menial tasks for someone as if one was their servant.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For he can fetch and carry, which is patience in employment.’