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bend (or bow) the (or one's) knee

Definition of bend or bow the or one's knee in English:

Submit: a country no longer willing to bend its knee to foreign powers
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  • All three, and countless other journalists throughout the world, have one thing in common: they refused to bow the knee, in the face of naked threats and aggression.
  • Let yesterday prove that Londoners and Britons of all faiths and backgrounds can still see clearly who their enemies are, and refuse to bow the knee.
  • And they despise the Good Friday agreement, which they see as bowing the knee to terrorism.
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