Lick-spittle

Lick´-spit`tle

    (~spĭt`t'l)
n.1.An abject flatterer or parasite.
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In other towns in Italy the people lie around quietly and wait for you to ask them a question or do some overt act that can be charged for--but in Annunciation they have lost even that fragment of delicacy; they seize a lady's shawl from a chair and hand it to her and charge a penny; they open a carriage door, and charge for it--shut it when you get out, and charge for it; they help you to take off a duster--two cents; brush your clothes and make them worse than they were before--two cents; smile upon you--two cents; bow, with a lick-spittle smirk, hat in hand-- two cents; they volunteer all information, such as that the mules will arrive presently--two cents--warm day, sir--two cents--take you four hours to make the ascent--two cents.
"The fact that Sir Kim has been bullied out of his job, because of Donald Trump's tantrums and Boris Johnson's pathetic lick-spittle response, is something that shames our country," she said.
Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry added: "The fact that Sir Kim has been bullied out of his job, because of Donald Trump's tantrums and Boris Johnson's pathetic lick-spittle response, is something that shames our country."
Imagine, that man called my boss (Rauf Aregbesola) 'Tinubu's lick-spittle' - eater of kelebe (phlegm)...'
Feeling their very existence under threat they conspired to have him tortured, tried and executed so when he escaped and fled to the UK and continued to criticise them they worked their influence on various lick-spittle toadies in Whitehall to have Abu Qatada silenced.
"It doesn't escape me that Sweden was one of those lick-spittle states which used its resources and facilities for rendition flights."
So what if Reo-Coker doesn't win an England cap or a medal, does he care when his annual bank balance stretches into six figures and there are enough lick-spittle lackeys around to tell him what a star he is.
'Because I publicly humiliated this lick-spittle senator Norman Coleman - one of Bush's right-hand men - in the US Senate in May, this sneak revenge attack has been launched over the last 24 hours.'
They deserve their pension far more than the overwhelming majority of MPs, who are little more than forelock-touching, lick-spittle robots carrying out their relevant masters' increasingly out-of-touch whims.
Gavin, the married accountant from Floor Three, lets his lick-spittle lips drift gently onto the 18 year-old neck belonging to Miss Jennings from payroll.
2) The courtier not to be confused with the toady, the suck-up, the lick-spittle, or the brown-nose (Castiglione, Diderot, Bob Woodward.
'Because I publicly humiliated this lick-spittle senator Norman Coleman - one of (President George) Bush's right-hand men - in the US Senate in May, this sneak revenge attack has been launched over the last 24 hours.'