Definition of lick someone's boots or vulgar slang arse in English:
Be excessively obsequious towards someone.
- He accused him of ‘deliberately contributing to a great propaganda coup in which… the British Government are licking their boots’.
- Suddenly the staff are licking our boots, plying us with free chocs and smiles.
- And who needs to worry about being called to account for your hypocritical lies, when you have such a gloriously supine media to lick your boots and shield your Royal Person.
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