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fetch and carry

Definition of fetch and carry in English:

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
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  • For he can fetch and carry, which is patience in employment.
  • 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.
  • Lord Duvalier is certainly able to fetch and carry for Veronique.
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