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bow and scrape

disapproving
to show too much politeness or attention to someone: It's embarrassing to see people bowing and scraping to the new CEO.
(Definition of bow and scrape from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bow and scrape”
in Chinese (Simplified) 点头哈腰,奴颜婢膝…
in Chinese (Traditional) 點頭哈腰,奴顔婢膝…
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