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Daemon
Posted: Friday, December 16, 2011 12:00:00 AM
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kowtow

(verb) Try to gain favor by cringing or flattering.

Synonyms: bootlick, toady, truckle, fawn, suck up

Usage: Josh was next in line for a promotion, but he refused to kowtow to his superiors, and they ultimately chose the suck-up who sat in the cubicle to his right.
IMcRout
Posted: Friday, December 16, 2011 4:07:11 AM
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... and would that be a kowtower?



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GabhSigenod
Posted: Friday, December 16, 2011 6:54:46 AM

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Oh, how demeaning, such behavior.
MTC
Posted: Friday, December 16, 2011 7:06:19 PM
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Qu: kowtow?
Ans: bow-wow.
excaelis
Posted: Friday, December 16, 2011 8:28:10 PM

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A Chinese word for ' tugging the forelock '. KInda hard with the pony tail, one would have thought.
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