lap dog


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lap dog

1. Literally, a dog that is small enough and temperamentally inclined to sit comfortably upon one's lap. We always had lap dogs when I was growing up, so I never feel comfortable around my boyfriend's gigantic St. Bernard.
2. A person who is readily inclined to submit to, seek the favor of, or agree with someone else, especially a person of higher authority. It sickens me to see you be a lap dog of your boss like that. Have a little self-respect!
See also: dog, lap
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"She's besotted with Oscar and although nothing's happened between them she's following him around like a lap dog and loving the time she's spending with him.
The Lap Dog: The blind supporter of any suggestion offered by the biggest wig at the table, the Lap Dog takes all his cues from the boss and generally will only look in her direction, often with a longing that's uncomfortable for everyone.
His mother clutches a lap dog (the perpetual baby), has 'fainting' spells, keeps a tight reign over everyone and presides over the ritual Sunday lunch, which the extended family attends.
"Louis on the other hand reminds me of a little lap dog. He just seems to repeat whatever Simon is saying.
By applying a structural Marxist analysis of postmodernism the authors conclude that, in fact, postmodernism has really functioned as Neo-Liberalism's lap dog than as an effective political force.
We have two daughters, 9 and 5, and a 90-pound golden retriever who fancies himself a lap dog.
With panic swirling around him--White House Chief of Staff Howard Baker whimpering like an incontinent lap dog, New York Fed President William Corrigan spewing invectives ("Alan, you're it ...
I am a onetime lap dog's son, so it may not strike anyone As odd that I'm content to run as one who's to the left of none-a Robertson Republican.
This sweet boy loves to give kisses and thinks he's a lap dog. His favorite things are meeting new people and playing with his plush toys.
She can also be a bit of a lap dog, and, when she isn't having a mad five minutes, she can be quite lazy!
He is a mild mannered dog, happy to spend most of his day snuggling up on the couch or being a lap dog. He loves to burrow himself under blankets.
"Megan is definitely more of a lap dog, she likes to be constantly smoothed and cuddled and have all of the attention."
(Before, lap dog of this, of that, now, a lap dog of former Ambassador Cojuangco.
Buddy is a big softie, he loves everybody, he likes to think he is a lap dog and sits on everyone's knee.
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