answer to

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To be accountable or responsible to; to account to; to report to.
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I'm above you in the hierarchy, Jim, so you should be answering to me.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'answer to':

answer toUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see answer,‎ to.
answer toTo justify oneself to.
answer toTo respond to; to treat as one's own name.
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