One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Do what someone orders or requests, typically in a way considered overly slavish.
- ‘Either way, we nod politely and do their bidding as we once did for czars and sultans.’
- ‘His team grumbled and did his bidding for a few days.’
- ‘And now they have one more foot soldier doing their bidding from the bench.’
- ‘Stalin trained his secret police to do his bidding whenever he issued an order.’
- ‘They can give orders and people rushed to do their bidding.’
- ‘So to ensure no mortal would know of their existence they ordered him to do their bidding.’
- ‘Your minions need constant care and attention in order to do your bidding.’
- ‘They're doing their bidding in a way, and unfortunately they're being very successful.’
- ‘Our credibility is not about getting the Senate to do our bidding.’
- ‘He also possesses the ability to communicate with insects and order them to do his bidding.’
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