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bow and scrape

To behave in a servile, obsequious, or excessively polite manner.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'bow and scrape':

bow and scrapeTo make a deep bow with the right leg drawn back (thus scraping the floor), left hand pressed across the abdomen, right arm held aside.
bow and scrapeA deep formal bow with right leg drawn back touching the ground.
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