Sharon said:Oh, it's so ironic, I have to say something!! Christyox, I have read three of your threads now, and you post a question, wait maybe ten minutes, and then demand that someone come answer you.
In the one about "You didn't say Hi this morning" you DEMANDED in capital letters. Read these first two posts, knowing they are only five minutes apart...http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=13818&highlight=christyox
In this thread, you posted at 11:22, 11:23, and 11:24.
These are all prime examples of thinking someone is at your beck and call.
Sharon said:Oh, it's so ironic, I have to say something!!
YARTES said:you can find the definition of "Beck and Call" from wordference.com itself.
= Estar a la entera disposición de alguien.
VenusEnvy said:It means to be available at any given time.
Your friend doesn't want you to think that she is available every time that you call her, or beckon for her. Hope this helps.
JazzByChas said:I should also add, (and this is one of my pet peeves ) that since this comes from being available when someone beckons (summons) you, it should be, "Be At one's beckon call" (at least originally), i.e to be available when one summons you with a call...
beckon (Merriam Webster) to summon or signal typically with a wave or nod
JazzByChas said:Yes...hence my edit...
And it seems to me, "beck and call" is sort of redundant...what does everyone think? (Panjandrum?)