Definition of fetch and carry in US English:

fetch and carry


  • Run backward and forward bringing things to someone in a servile fashion.

    ‘neither is anyone going to fetch and carry for you when you are in bed with influenza’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Lord Duvalier is certainly able to fetch and carry for Veronique.’