Definition of touch or tug one's forelock in English:
British Raise a hand to one’s forehead in deference when meeting a person of higher social rank.
- Scotland is just seen as great for shooting, golf and tugging your forelock, which is why so many get out.
- I was too busy tugging my forelock to pull her up on it, I really hate being rude to nice people.
- In the 21st century it should not be a case of expecting employees to just tug their forelock and tow the line.