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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.
Translations of “bow and scrape”
in Chinese (Traditional) 點頭哈腰,奴顔婢膝…
in Chinese (Simplified) 点头哈腰,奴颜婢膝…
(Definition of bow and scrape from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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