answer someone


answer someone
(someone's) answer to (someone/something) someone or something that is just as good as a more famous person or thing in the place where it comes from.

The Kennedy clan was America's answer to the royal families of Europe.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • answer someone's prayers — to provide what someone hopes or prays for They hoped that God would answer their prayers and restore their son s health. Their prayers were answered when their son s health was restored. • • • Main Entry: ↑answer …   Useful english dictionary

  • answer someone's description — fit/match/answer/someone’s description phrase to look the same as a person or thing that someone has described A young girl answering Anne’s description had just been brought in by police. Thesaurus: to look the same as, or similar to, someone or …   Useful english dictionary

  • someone's answer someone — (someone s) answer to (someone/something) someone or something that is just as good as a more famous person or thing in the place where it comes from. The Kennedy clan was America s answer to the royal families of Europe …   New idioms dictionary

  • answer someone back — RESPOND CHEEKILY TO, be cheeky to, be impertinent to, talk back to, cheek; N. Amer. informal sass. → answer …   Useful english dictionary

  • answer — 1 noun 1 REPLY (C, U) something you say when you reply to a question that someone has asked you: I asked Janine what she thought, but I m still waiting for her answer. | give (sb) an answer: You don t have to give them an answer straight away. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • answer — an|swer1 [ ænsər ] verb *** ▸ 1 reply to question, etc. ▸ 2 in a test/competition ▸ 3 explain your behavior ▸ 4 provide what is needed ▸ 5 do something as a reaction ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive to give a spoken reply to a question …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • answer — [[t]ɑ͟ːnsə(r), æ̱n [/t]] ♦ answers, answering, answered 1) VERB When you answer someone who has asked you something, you say something back to them. [V n] I knew Ben was lying when he answered me... [V n] Just answer the question... He paused… …   English dictionary

  • answer */*/*/ — I UK [ˈɑːnsə(r)] / US [ˈænsər] noun Word forms answer : singular answer plural answers 1) a) [countable/uncountable] a spoken reply to a question It was a tough question, but Ginny had her answer ready. answer to: The answer to your question is… …   English dictionary

  • answer back — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms answer back : present tense I/you/we/they answer back he/she/it answers back present participle answering back past tense answered back past participle answered back answer someone back to reply… …   English dictionary

  • answer to — 1. To give an indication of accepting as one s name 2. To have as one s name (informal) 3. To be accountable to • • • Main Entry: ↑answer * * * answer to (the name of) often humorous be called …   Useful english dictionary