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English definition of “be the creature of sb/sth”

be the creature of sb/sth

formal disapproving
to do everything that you are asked to do by a particular person or organization, without question: He had become the creature of the secret police.Obedient and compliantObeying and breaking the law
(Definition of be the creature of sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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