count on

This page is about the phrasal verb count on.

Meaning: to depend on someone or something to do what is expected or needed

Synonym: depend on, bank on

For example:

  • count on sb/sth You can count on Marian to do a good job. She worked for us for many years and she always did excellent work.

  • count on sb/sth Farmers are counting on the spring rains to save their crops.

Quick Quiz:

In most developing countries, poor people who are too old to work have no-one they can count on to look after them except for

a. their government

b. their staff

c. their family

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