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lap dog

1. Literally, a dog that is small enough and temperamentally inclined to sit comfortably upon one's lap. We always had lap dogs when I was growing up, so I never feel comfortable around my boyfriend's gigantic St. Bernard.
2. A person who is readily inclined to submit to, seek the favor of, or agree with someone else, especially a person of higher authority. It sickens me to see you be a lap dog of your boss like that. Have a little self-respect!
See also: dog, lap
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According to LapDog Club founder and president, Kim Oberlin, "The Club encourages social interaction among our people and canine members, while sharing the love and redeeming value of our animals in our communities -- especially among children, seniors and others to whom they bring wide smiles, hope and happiness.
While Lillis insisted it was not true, the officer added: "You were a secondclass citizen, a lapdog to Celine.
While Lillis insisted it was not true the officer added: "You were a second-class citizen, a lapdog to Celine, she regularly shouted at you, she was strong, dominant, opinionated, a formidable businesswoman who had succeeded in a ruthlessly competitive industry which was male-dominated until she came along.
Can we make a film about him called Lapdog Millionaire?
THE Democratic Party, depending on one's perspective, is either the champion of the little guy or the lapdog of big government.
We're going to the Oscars," gushed the old slapper's lapdog "stylist" Gary Cockerill.
Liverpool is warm and friendly, but no lapdog (or poodle).
Better to bite the hand that feeds you than be thought a lapdog.
Who could have thought that a Labour government would become a lapdog to George Bush's right wing Republican administration?
com, Lapdog, comprised of former members of popular alternative band Toad the Wet Sprocket.
So yet again, just like the Iraq war, Britain play the lapdog to the US rottweiler.
What hope do we have when we have people like London Labour's lapdog Peter Hain doing their very best to ensure that we don't get this money?
He even topped the so-called Iron Lady's grovelling supplication to Bush senior on his ascendance to the Presidency that Britain retain its most-favoured lapdog status.
we don't want our lunch lusted after by a lapdog Serve up salmon with a savoury sauce PAGE 10
Their track record gets worse, not better, while the NRC acts more like an industry lapdog than a watchdog.