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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However, the Home Office refused to bow to their demands.
"I won't have to bow to their demands. I don't need to.
If the people of the region want another or more provinces, the government should bow to their demands. However, prior to that the issue of provincial autonomy should be resolved once and for all, he added.
The FIA President is on a collision course with the nine rebels after he refused to bow to their demands over next year's low-cost series.
The protesters have been demanding the resignation of Samak Sundaravej, the prime minister, who had refused to bow to their demands. Instead the Constitutional Court stripped him of his powers last week, ruling he had illegally accepted payments for hosting TV cooking shows.
STEVE PATERSON last night told Dons fans he would rather quit than bow to their demands to keep top scorer Scott Booth.
The South Americans are weighing the idea of imposing import quotas on the leading 100 industrial products the Mercosur members purchase from the EU if Europe does not bow to their demands to open its market.
But they expect the Afghans to simply bow to their demands.
It is they that should adapt and not expect everyone else to bow to their demands. Perhaps they are so narrowminded that they find it impossible.
Health Minister Shaun Woodward refused to bow to their demands for the retention of the A&E services at the Tyrone County Hospital in Omagh.
So far, the Union have refused to bow to their demands.
He refused to bow to their demands - and later the teenagers found Rosa wandering in Tipton.
But she refused to bow to their demands because she thinks nudity ruins a film's storyline.