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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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Sales co-ordinator Lesley Sanderson vented her frustrations in the diary room, telling Big Brother she just can't stand pretty housemate Sam Heuston and her "lapdogs" Anthony and Maxwell.
It's one thing having a docile lapdog, it's another frightening the neighbours with an animal that looks as if it works for Satan.
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Sgt Jones's father Ray, a 62-year-old steel cutter, has criticised the war in Iraq and accused the Prime Minister of being the "lapdog" of the US President, George Bush.
THE Warwickshire father of a soldier killed in Iraq has hit out at the government in his grief, describing Prime Minister Tony Blair as "George Bush's lapdog."
I WATCHED Cameron's lapdog Nick Clegg stuttering and stammering his way through an interview with Andrew Marr yesterday morning.
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Who could have thought that a Labour government would become a lapdog to George Bush's right wing Republican administration?"
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What hope do we have when we have people like London Labour's lapdog Peter Hain doing their very best to ensure that we don't get this money?
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Leila De Lima chided Duterte for being a 'good lapdog to his Chinese masters.'