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?
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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. As I was to learn, this is the fleetest animal on Mars, and owing to its intelligence, loyalty, and ferocity is used in hunting, in war, and as the protector of the Martian man.
I can compare it to nothing but a large door mat, ornamented at the edges with little tinkling tags something like the stained porcupine quills round an Indian moccasin.
"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.
As one of the first things to greet your guests, your door mat at the entrance door represents the state of your home inside.
Leaflets, handouts, brochures, you name it, my door mat was littered with a promise of a council "utopia" where rubbish would be cleared up in hours and potholes would be a thing of the past.
This colourful mat is a welcoming sight Celine welcome door mat, PS20.39, Maisons Du Monde There will be no mistaking the plain flour for self raising with these pretty little labels Personalised tags, PS4.75, each Not On The High Street Flutterby pendant, PS29.
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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.
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. That image hasn't helped in recent years in brand appeal and authorities in the state are now gearing up to give the sector a complete image makeover, with a variety of new products, mechanisation and fresh ideas in design.