lick someone's boots

idiom

informal + disapproving
: to treat someone powerful with too much respect in order to get approval
He's just the assistant to the manager, there's no need to lick his boots.

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“Lick someone's boots.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lick%20someone%27s%20boots. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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