of service to someone, be

Help someone, as in How can I be of service to you? This idiom uses service in the sense of “supplying someone's needs.” [c. 1700]


Nearby words

  1. of necessity,
  2. of note,
  3. of old,
  4. of one's life,
  5. of one's own accord,
  6. of sorts,
  7. of the devil,
  8. of the essence,
  9. of the first water,
  10. of the kind

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