lick one's boots


lick one's boots
Australian Slang
act in a subservient manner; fawn upon

English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • lick one's boots — {v. phr.} To flatter or act like a slave; do anything to please another. * /She wanted her boyfriend to lick her boots all the time./ * /A wise king would not want his friends and officials to lick his boots./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lick one's boots — {v. phr.} To flatter or act like a slave; do anything to please another. * /She wanted her boyfriend to lick her boots all the time./ * /A wise king would not want his friends and officials to lick his boots./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lick\ one's\ boots — v. phr. To flatter or act like a slave; do anything to please another. She wanted her boyfriend to lick her boots all the time. A wise king would not want his friends and officials to lick his boots …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Lick one's boots — act in a subservient manner; fawn upon …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • lick somebody's boots —    To say that one person licks another person s boots means that they are trying to please that person, often in order to obtain something.     There s no need to lick the manager s boots. Just do your job! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • lick someone's boots —    To say that one person is licking another s boots means that they are trying to please that person, often in order to obtain something.     Sam is licking the manager s boots in the hope of obtaining a pay rise …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • boots — n. 1) to put on; take off (one s) boots 2) bower (BE; slang; worn by young rowdies); hip; leather; riding boots 3) a pair of boots 4) (misc.) to lick smb. s boots ( to be overly subservient to smb. ) * * * [buːts] hip leather riding boots take… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • lick — /lɪk / (say lik) verb (t) 1. (sometimes followed by off, from, etc.) to pass the tongue over the surface of. 2. to affect by strokes of the tongue: to lick the plate clean. 3. to pass or play lightly over, as flames do. 4. Colloquial to overcome… …   Australian English dictionary

  • lick — v. & n. v.tr. & intr. 1 tr. pass the tongue over, esp. to taste, moisten, or (of animals) clean. 2 tr. bring into a specified condition or position by licking (licked it all up; licked it clean). 3 a tr. (of a flame, waves, etc.) touch; play… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lick — 1. verb 1) the spaniel licked his face Syn: pass one s tongue over, touch with one s tongue, tongue; lap 2) informal they licked the home team 3 – 0 See defeat 1. 1) 3) informal we ve got that problem licked Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words


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