bow down to (someone or something)

idiom

: to show weakness by agreeing to the demands or following the orders of (someone or something)
I will bow down to no one.
The government is refusing to bow down to pressure to lift the sanctions.

Examples of bow down to (someone or something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jane Lynch is happy to bow down to longtime friend and former on-screen flame Jennifer Coolidge. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 12 Feb. 2024 Elder’s mantra that government should bow down to the might and insight of the individual taps into rancho libertarianism, a strain of Latino politics that Democrats pretend doesn’t exist and that Republicans are just realizing does. Los Angeles Times, 4 Sep. 2021 Yet Hollywood and mainstream media will envy and bow down to this!!! Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 1 Nov. 2022 The inland port is a creation by people who oftentimes simply bow down to developers. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Mar. 2022 But the three competitors who all have a shot at the series crown — Justin Haley, Justin Allgaier and Austin Cindric — won't bow down to Briscoe's track record in 2020. Koki Riley, The Arizona Republic, 6 Nov. 2020 Put some respect on her name and bow down to the rom-com queen! Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 19 June 2022 Politicians in other states, such as New York, are showing less willingness to bow down to the companies’ assertions that their business models are good for consumers and workers alike. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 15 June 2022 His job is to be the unquestioned head of the party while everyone else's job -- including DeSantis -- is to bow down to that reality. Chris Cillizza, CNN, 4 Oct. 2021 See More

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“Bow down to (someone or something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bow%20down%20to%20%28someone%20or%20something%29. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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