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forelock-tugging

A show of excessive deference toward someone in a superior position. I hate being in meetings with the CEO because then I have to witness all of the managers' forelock-tugging.
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But surely even old Betty would have a bit of a beamer at how much forelock tugging was going on here.
I am not surprised that the suggestion that our children should be compelled to stand and sing it has come from "one of our would-be masters" who would have us back to the good old forelock tugging, bowing and scraping, "walk in the gutter, know your place" days.
He'd then pop off on a soft-top jolly to Avignon to pick up a few baubles with which to fatten their coffers, leading to much grateful forelock tugging and "Fank you, Mr Lamberty, sir" mumbled reverence.
being a massive waste of time (and let's not even think about the costs involved) is not the reason I am livid at this forelock tugging stupidity," (http://www.
REGARDING the Duke of Edinburgh's 90th birthday, it's good to see that old-fashioned forelock tugging is alive and well.
That means recruiting 600 new personnel, including 26 new butlers, and training them in the art of five-star forelock tugging.
He's very unpopular and seen as some sort of throwback to the days of forelock tugging and colonialism.
Le RoyEoe1/4aos press conference demeanour veers from that of a good-natured after dinner speaker to the frustrated forelock tugging of a schoolteacher at breaking point.
A stickler for pomp and circumstance, she demanded lavish displays of blatant forelock tugging.
It's time forelock tugging was put on the banned list alongside hunting.
GREAT rejoicing --and not a little forelock tugging --at news that son of Allerton,Sir Simon Rattle, is returning for the 2008 Capital of Culture celebrations.
If that means the age of forelock tugging is long gone, then clearly so.
I CAN only assume that the forelock tugging blind support for both Government and opposition views expressed in the Examiner this week come from fully paid up party members.
THERE'S always a hint of forelock tugging up here on the Rio Tweed.