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lick someone's boots (or vulgar slang arse)

Definition of lick someone's boots or vulgar slang arse in English:

Be excessively obsequious towards someone.
Example sentences
  • 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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