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answer to



To take instructions from.

Context : Social Life
Category: Idiom
Semantic: listen to, report to
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Usage of “answer to”

  1. I answer to a higher authority. (Literally means answering to another boss. Figuratively means answering to God).

Examples of idiom “answer to” from Twitter