bow and scrape

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A deep formal bow with right leg drawn back touching the ground.
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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 scrapeTo behave in a servile, obsequious, or excessively polite manner.
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