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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?
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A new doormats construction, the Engravings Collection, is a polyester base with a PVC backing printed with a puff ink for a raised effect.
Manufactured primarily in India and Sri Lanka, these natural coco mats are "green" alternatives to the traditional doormat.
Lee Hayward, assistant director of customer services, defended the decision branding doormats a "slip hazard", particularly if a hall is filled with smoke.
The new generation of doormats has gone beyond the traditional limits of shape, size, construction and design.
These Doormat sales confirm this is the perfect solution for your wet and muddy dogs
Give your front door a colourful facelift with this bright and beautiful doormat which is guaranteed to make anyone's visit memorable.
While products perceived as lesser, for example doormats, have Danish names such as "Roskilde" and "Koge", upholstered furniture, multimedia consoles and bookcases are named after small Swedish cities.
Thousands of residents in Bristol had been warned that they faced having their doormats confiscated and even destroyed if they failed to comply with the order.
They had a room full of doormats our size with not a glimminge in sight.
Chilewich added the color birch to its Skinny Stripe Shag doormat, which can be used both inside and outside because of its waterproof, mold-resistant attributes.
Personalized Doormats Make Gift Giving Easy Source: The Personalized Doormats Company
Pink doormats on the doorstep of every home and apartment welcomes visitors as well as shows support for the research and cure for breast cancer.
It's not as if we have had any trouble with our doormats.
It's summer, and the time is definitely right for upbeat doormats," said Liz Sredenburgh, product manager at Boston Warehouse.
But the Lightning, perennial NHL doormats since they entered the league a decade ago, always seem to give the Kings fits, no matter how bad they seem.