on account


Prepositional phraseEdit

on account

  1. As something to be reckoned up as part of final payments; on credit.


on account

  1. (colloquial) On account of the fact that; because.
    • 1948, Evelyn Waugh, The Loved One:
      Take your three days off, Mr. Barlow, only don't expect to be paid for them on account you're thinking up some fancy ideas.
    • 1999, George RR Martin, A Clash of Kings, Bantam 2011, p. 466:
      ‘Well, we come on this pisswater river, running high on account there'd been rains.’

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