wait on hand and foot

Do everything for someone, serve someone's every need, as in Her mother has always waited on her hand and foot. [First half of 1300s]


Nearby words

  1. wait a minute,
  2. wait and see,
  3. wait at table,
  4. wait for the other shoe to drop,
  5. wait on,
  6. wait out,
  7. wait up,
  8. wait-a-bit,
  9. wait-a-while,
  10. waitangi day

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