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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 PENSIONER said she was furious to be told her doormat has to go - because it's a fire hazard.
Following protests, the doormats featuring the Indian flag were removed from Amazon's Canadian site, (http://www.
Caption: Right: Entryways' new Williamsburg line includes the Garden Floral coir doormat.
SPLURGE Multicoloured heart print doormat by Rex International, PS18 Debenhams, www.
Lee Hayward, assistant director of customer services, defended the decision branding doormats a "slip hazard", particularly if a hall is filled with smoke.
Imports Unlimited doormats are recognized for their diverse designs, sizes and innovation they bring to outdoor doormat decor.
So we've said that if they take our doormats we'll call the police.
We asked people to remove doormats because they would risk tripping over them on the way down to the stairwell in the event of a fire," he said.
The KNH staff left but Mrs Daykin received a letter soon after saying that the doormats, carpet and table would be removed by tomorrow.
But she stressed that the buyers who made the trip were impressed with Chilewich's new products, including its new Abstract doormats.
Doormats of proper length, texture, and pile, can reduce as much as 80 percent of the soil and grime that is tracked into your house.
Doormats say a lot about a home - and they've come a long way from the traditional recycled rubber.
Lying on the floor like doormats, they're embodied recollections (necessarily incorrect) of the plans of Gonzalez's aunt's and parents' homes in Cuba.
Born and raised in Brooklyn Steinberg formed his first business at age 15 with his brother, when they began making rubber doormats from used tires.
UP-to-date information and useful phone numbers for health services will soon be dropping on doormats throughout Newcastle.