bow down before (someone)

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bow down before (someone)

To obey, pledge allegiance, or submit one's will to someone, especially in a reverential or servile manner. My allegiance is to my own country; I'll never bow down before you! The autocratic CEO all but makes his employees bow down before him.
See also: before, bow, down
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I've never quite understood why 16 aspiring tycoons, some with businesses of their own, feel the need to genuflect and bow down before him as contestants in a reality show in the hope that they will genuflect and bow down before him as subordinates in his business empire.