tug/touch one's forelock

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Definition of tug/touch one's forelock

British, disapproving
: to be too concerned with pleasing someone whom one thinks is powerful or important

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“Tug/touch one's forelock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tug%2Ftouch%20one%27s%20forelock. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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