kowtow


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to support slavishly every opinion or suggestion of a superior

an inclination of the head or body, as in greeting, consent, courtesy, submission, or worship

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a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission

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bend the knees and bow in a servile manner

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There was also, of course, the grand kowtow - three kneelings and nine kowtows, on your knees three times and knocking your head off the ground nine.
In 662 AD, says Reinders, a debate began in China between Confucian ritual, in which everyone is supposed to bow, or kowtow, to the Chinese emperor, and Buddhists, who claim exemption from bowing to any lay person, even their own parents or the emperor.
Although at first glance the Quebec steadfastness appears to be a result of prudence and a refusal to kowtow to a politically correct agenda, it may in fact be an outgrowth of purely financial concerns.
Without the right to be critical of religion we are in a hopeless situation where we must kowtow to the demands of any religious extremist and any perception of offense.
Or the animosity and divisiveness in politics may have evolved because the increased federalization of state powers has nurtured corruption in politics and the "buying" of politics, causing Republicans and Democrats to kowtow to ideologically opposed entities that won't allow the politicians to take anything other than very rigid political stances on issues.
They survive thanks to politicians and media that kowtow to the gun industry, the National Rifle Association (NRA) and others who work feverishly to obscure the truth about wildlife "management.
Cleverly costumed with backs, shoulders, rumps, or chests distorted by huge bumps--visual reminders of their toxicity the high fliers invited to the ball kowtow to their Prince, who must renounce artifice to win the pure Cinderella.
It's not true, as some governance critics would have you believe, that compensation committees at major companies are stuffed with CEO cronies all too willing to kowtow to the chief when it comes to keeping his or her pay ahead of competitors'.
Will New Yorkers kowtow to the Pepsi challenge by letting its bottler leave "PepsiCola" in lights along the East River forever?
If you kowtow to the bully, the bully will run your life forever.
To kowtow to someone is to show subservience, to be obsequious, to behave in a servile manner.
For Clem demanded a kind of aesthetic kowtow from those upon whom he would confer positive judgments - which meant those whose work conformed to his theory of Modernism.
He learnt his Chinese from the two priests during the ten-month voyage and was later to prove useful in translating some of the key documents Macartney sent to the emperor, including his views on the kowtow.
kowtow to the wishes of an industry seeking monopoly power at the expense of all Angelenos," Duggan wrote.
And we don't have to kowtow to the Germans and French, who seem to have short memories.