doormat

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doormat

Someone who meekly submits to mistreatment or humiliation by others. Jim had been a doormat his whole life until he went to that motivational speaker five years ago; now, he's one of the most respected men in the business.

doormat

n. a weak-willed person who is abused by others. Why do people treat me like a doormat?
References in classic literature ?
I had thought his short legs a bar to swiftness, but had he been coursing with greyhounds the latter would have appeared as though asleep on a door mat.
I sat down on the side of the bed, and commenced thinking about this head-peddling harpooneer, and his door mat.
You common, monkey-headed, rat-tailed, sulphur-coloured son of a door mat, do you know what I'm going to call you?
Just before school closed, Jo appeared, wearing a grim expression as she stalked up to the desk, and delivered a letter from her mother, then collected Amy's property, and departed, carefully scraping the mud from her boots on the door mat, as if she shook that dust of the place off her feet.
Nobody comes here to ask if a man's at home, and to say he'll stand on the door mat till he is.
Hug rug warm check door mat, PS35, BHS THIS WEEK'S CRUSH This is one of my favourite colours and it's one I always try to introduce into the home.
Although Harbinson Mulholland have been in receipt of 101 proxy votes, no-one is sure whether any are sitting on the door mat of the previous offices at Bruce Street because of access.
Maybe it's the threat of credit card bills that are due to land on the front door mat any time soon full of Christmas spending.
Once you own [its tufted door mat, for example], you'll never need to get another one.
PURELY MADLY DEPAY Holland 2 cHile 0 PAGES 4&5 OPEN DOOR MAT Fernando Torres beats Mat Ryan for Spain's second But it was the Brazilian who was yet again the hero.
Alappuzha Kerala's coir sector, which employs roughly 350,000 people across multiple districts in the state, has long been linked to one single product -- the humble door mat.
Had they played around with those candles or placed them onto the door mat, the religious affair would have turned into a disaster.
Even if it is only a glance while picking it up from the door mat.