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Chinese (Traditional) translation of “bow and scrape”

bow and scrape

disapproving
to show too much politeness or attention to someone
點頭哈腰,奴顔婢膝
It's embarrassing to see staff bowing and scraping to the new director.
看到員工們對新主任如此卑躬屈膝真是令人難堪。
Praising insincerely or too eagerly
(Definition of bow and scrape from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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