bow to (one's) demands

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bow to (one's) demands

To submit to or accept another person's demands. You need to grow a spine. You can't just bow to your boss's demands every time!
See also: bow, demand
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bow to someone's demands

Fig. to yield to someone's demands; to agree to do something that someone has requested. In the end, they had to bow to our demands. We refused to bow to their demands that we abandon the project.
See also: bow, demand
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Will she bow to his demands? Angus is driven to improve his prospects - and at the same time impress Frankie - by setting up his very own business.
The 34-year-old made clear he is willing to sign an extension, but senior figures at Anfield are refusing to bow to his demands on wages and contract length.
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Abdullah will announce his stance in a conference on Sunday.Abdullah, who ranked second to Karzai in the first round of voting on August 20, had demanded Karzai sack Azizullah Ludin, the head of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).He also demanded the suspension of four ministers who campaigned for Karzai.Abdullah's camp had set a deadline of Saturday for Karzai to bow to his demands. Supporters had earlier intimated Abdullah would not take part in the contest, saying it will not be free and fair.
SEVILLA have told Frederic Kanoute they will not bow to his demands for an improved contract.
The player left Elland Road at the end of last season after Leeds refused to bow to his demands for a huge pay-rise and sold him to Atletico for pounds 12million.
SYLVAIN Wiltord has been told Arsenal will not bow to his demands for an extended contract.