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bow and scrape

disapproving
to show too much politeness or attention to someone
点头哈腰,奴颜婢膝
It's embarrassing to see staff bowing and scraping to the new director.
看到员工们对新主任如此卑躬屈膝真是令人难堪。
Praising insincerely or too eagerly
Translations of “bow and scrape”
in Chinese (Traditional) 點頭哈腰,奴顔婢膝…
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