bow and scrape translate to Mandarin Chinese

Translation of "bow and scrape" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

bow and scrape

to show too much politeness or attention to someone
It's embarrassing to see staff bowing and scraping to the new director.
Praising insincerely or too eagerly
Translations of “bow and scrape”
in Chinese (Traditional) 點頭哈腰,奴顔婢膝…
(Definition of bow and scrape from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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