tug/touch one's forelock

Definition of tug/touch one's forelock

British, disapproving

  1. :  to be too concerned with pleasing someone whom one thinks is powerful or important

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to pull hard

    :  to struggle in opposition :  contend

    :  to exert oneself laboriously :  labor

  1. :  trace

    :  a short leather strap or loop

    :  a rope or chain used for pulling

  1. :  to bring a bodily part into contact with especially so as to perceive through the tactile sense :  handle or feel gently usually with the intent to understand or appreciate

    :  to strike or push lightly especially with the hand or foot or an implement

    :  to lay hands upon (one afflicted with scrofula) with intent to heal

  1. :  a light stroke, tap, or push

    :  a hit against an opponent in fencing

    :  the act or fact of touching

  1. :  a lock of hair growing from the front of the head

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