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lapdog

noun [C] uk   /ˈlæp.dɒɡ/  us   /-dɑːɡ/

lapdog noun [C] (DOG)

a small pet dog that is given a lot of attention by its owner

lapdog noun [C] (PERSON)

disapproving someone who is willing to do anything that a more important person tells them to do: Opposition parties accuse the newspaper's editor of being a government lapdog.
Translations of “lapdog”
in Chinese (Traditional) 狗, 寵物狗,叭兒狗…
in Chinese (Simplified) 狗, 宠物狗,叭儿狗…
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