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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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He even topped the so-called Iron Lady's grovelling supplication to Bush senior on his ascendance to the Presidency that Britain retain its most-favoured lapdog status.
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America and the UK have enjoyed a "special friendship" for a number of years, though latterly, this has seemed a rather one-sided relationship, with the UK being the submissive lapdog to the dominance of the US rottweiller.
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