Definition of on someone's account in US English:

on someone's account

phrase

  • For a specified person's benefit.

    ‘don't bother on my account’
    • ‘He died in our place, on our account, that he might bring us near to God.’
    • ‘The closest you can get to an issue of deprivation of opportunity is through the wife's evidence and she does not ever seem to have communicated to him, on her own account or on his account.’
    • ‘I didn't want my boss to lose her job on my account.’
    • ‘There is a Jewish prayer in which we declare to God that we forgive anyone who has harmed us in any incarnation, we ask for forgiveness in turn and pray that God will not punish anyone on our account.’
    • ‘We quickly intervened, but the damage had been done and we felt terrible that this had happened on our account.’
    • ‘But if I can conclude from the evaluation that this failure is on my account then I will have to leave.’
    • ‘True, I was stuck, wet, worn out and thirsty, but I'd done hypothermia and dehydration before, and I didn't want anyone put out on my account.’
    • ‘In most cases I'm sure that the deceased would have preferred that the business of the Borough should not be disrupted on their account.’
    • ‘I feel guilty on their account, and again, I feel it's entirely my fault.’
    • ‘I'll venture down to earth as an angel and put in a good word with the Sovereign on your account, get her to mention you more often in this year's Christmas speech.’
    • ‘But, as you also probably realize, I'm basically just a naive idealist; so, truly, don't get too worked up on my account.’
    • ‘I held out my arms in response, and watched my breath steam into the morning air as I shouted, ‘Don't bother on my account.’
    • ‘But please, don't stop name-dropping your glamorous existence in the sweaty cosmopolis on my account.’
    • ‘Troops didn't hold back antiwar feelings on my account.’
    • ‘He was grieved on their account and did not know how to protect them.’
    • ‘Well, except for the furniture part of the nursery, which apparently won't get here until sometime in Fall 2010 (actually, the new predicted delivery date is ‘in two or three weeks ‘- hey, don't rush on our account, people).’
    • ‘Look, I'll even accept 4's, but if you plan to go lower, don't put yourself out on my account.’
    • ‘Our sincere thanks to Ray for giving up his Saturday on our account.’