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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 spokesman for Magenta Living said: "Following recent fire safety inspections by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, and Magenta Living's independent Fire Safety Assessors in our high-rise and lowrise blocks, all customers have been contacted about the importance of keeping communal areas free of all personal items including furniture, plants and doormats.
The KNH staff left but Mrs Daykin received a letter soon after saying that the doormats, carpet and table would be removed by tomorrow.
Doormat, the first novel by 15-year-old Kelly McWilliams, begins with narrator, Jaime, a 14-year-old, high-school freshman from "Nowhere," California.
Disabled or not, no one really cares for a doormat.
Manufactured primarily in India and Sri Lanka, these natural coco mats are "green" alternatives to the traditional doormat.
manufacturing, Natco has acquired American Green Rug, a utility and doormat manufacturer.
A WORSHIPPER is suing her church for pounds 30,000 after tripping over a doormat while preparing flowers for the Sunday service.
I cannot see someone tripping over a doormat," the Daily Mail quoted Keith Williams as saying.
Fit a doormat into a laminate floor LAMINATE flooring is ideal for hallways - good looking, hardwearing and easy to clean.
Last Saturday, the Telegraph reported that Mainstay Residential Limited, which manages Harlequin Court off The Avenue in Whitley, Coventry, had sent the owner of one apartment a letter stating that his doormat was a "serious health and safety risk".
Not the Jack and Jill type well, but the wooden type well that holds a cork doormat and which gives access to the foundations of the house.
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.
Michael Hopcroft, 56, from Bristol, said he was shocked to find the "sorry we missed you" calling card had arrived on his doormat during the middle of the night.
Seven decades after Lillian Hellman's play The Children's Hour validated and annihilated lesbian desire in the same breath, Possession returns gay women to the back of the bus, relegating Blanche to the thankless role of the long-suffering, suicidal doormat.