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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Frankly, performing the grand kowtow in a kimono would have given our Prime Minister a little dignity last week.
Unlike another of Shakespeare's soldiers, Henry V, Coriolanus cannot bring himself to kowtow to the people of Rome, despite the counsel of his best friend, Agrippa, played to the cerebral hilt by Mitchell Edmonds.
Tesco should not kowtow to the demands made by what is now a minority.
Come to think of it, Richard, I would rather watch paint dry and grass grow than kowtow to an outdated monarch.
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.
kowtow to the wishes of an industry seeking monopoly power at the expense of all Angelenos," Duggan wrote.
To kowtow to someone is to show subservience, to be obsequious, to behave in a servile manner.
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'.
Why, then, does America kowtow to culture in its foreign policy?
Will New Yorkers kowtow to the Pepsi challenge by letting its bottler leave "PepsiCola" in lights along the East River forever?
Conversely, it is a titanic shame the city's authorities have chosen to kowtow to the mean-spirited Liverpool RC archdiocese, who are adamant that under no circumstances will any of the many thousands of expected visitors to the city during 2008 be able to view the magnificent 16th-century Italian Renaissance religious artefacts housed in the recently closed - but listed - St Mary of the Angels Church in Everton.
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.
Instead of invoking the notwithstanding clause of the Constitution to uphold the legislative authority of Parliament, most MPs kowtow to unelected judges on the Supreme Court of Canada who have usurped ultimate power to enact, amend, and strike down the laws of Canada.
Long criticized for a corporate governance structure that seemed to kowtow to CEO Charles Wang, Computer Associates has moved to implement major changes.
You may well have to kowtow to these opponents' need for attention to reinforce their sense of importance.