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English definition of “at someone’s beck and call”

at someone’s beck and call

ready to do something for someone any time you are asked : She was confined to a wheelchair but had a private nurse at her beck and call .
(Definition of at someone’s beck and call from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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