lap dog

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lap dog

1. A small dog kept as a pet.
2. Informal One eager to do another's bidding, especially in order to maintain a position of privilege or favor: "a bunch of intellectual lap dogs for anybody who holds a big job in government" (Mike Barnicle).
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lap′ dog`

a small pet dog that can be held in the lap.
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كَلْب صَغير مُدَلَّل
küçük ev köpeği


(lӕp) noun
1. the part from waist to knees of a person who is sitting. The baby was lying in its mother's lap.
2. one round of a racecourse or other competition track. The runners have completed five laps, with three still to run.
lap dog
a small pet dog.
the lap of luxury
very luxurious conditions. living in the lap of luxury.
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The maid took a handbag and the lap dog, the butler and a porter the other baggage.
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And to Korak this mountain of destruction was docile and affectionate as a lap dog.
Are we going to be a lap dog to a racist, chauvinist and egotistic US President?
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Lap dog breeds were created with the cuteness factor in mind, intended to be your eternal babies with large heads, large eyes.