Is there an idiom for giving someone what they want, not in a capitulation sense but as agreement that the best course of action is to just deliver 100% of what is being requested?

E.g., "After considering the options, we figured that the best way forward was [to meet the letter of their request/let them find what they're looking for]." Like if "let them eat cake" was less sardonic and more literal, or "let them feast" if you actually thought feasting would be best for everyone involved.

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    The best way forward is to concede to their request?
    – WS2
    Nov 14, 2019 at 12:54
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    if you give someone what they want, doesn't that mean accept whatever they requested? Jan 13, 2020 at 15:13

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You might want to do something that will tick all their boxes. This is quite a modern usage, probably originating from form-filling, and when people have long lists of requirements, and when a given outcome satisfies all their separate requirements.


Well, this is a very tricky one.

So, I am assuming that you want to tell that the impact is good/positive if you give them what they want. right? If so, how about using the idiom, "butter someone up"? You can replace someone with them here.

The meaning is when you praise someone's good, they do as per your expectation. Hope this one helps.


I'm thinking of accommodating:

accommodating : willing to please : HELPFUL, OBLIGING


Recent Examples on the Web:

Eventually, Brussels expects Britain, whether or not still led by Mr Johnson, to have to come back to the negotiating table with a more accommodating approach.




"After considering the options, we figured that the best way forward was to satisfy them."

satisfy VERB
1 Meet the expectations, needs, or desires of (someone)
1.1 Fulfil (a desire or need)


There are many idioms - commonality of use is probably industry specific. You might say to your team:

"We're going to deliver on this."

"We need to step-up here."

"Take good care of this client." (US)

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