bow and scrape

idiom

: to treat someone who is powerful or wealthy in an extremely respectful way especially in order to get approval, friendship, etc.
She's disgusted by politicians who bow and scrape before wealthy contributors.

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“Bow and scrape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bow%20and%20scrape. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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