toadying


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The next it reverts back to its royal toadying role and screens a fawning 90-minute commercial for Prince Charles.
Kirklees Labour leader Clr Mehboob Khan said: "The Lib-Dems are continuing their policy of toadying up to the Tories.
LIKE WHY DON'T PROFESSORS REPLACE THEIR MODUS OPERANDI OF BACK SLAPPING, SELF-CONGRATULATING, AND TOADYING WITH RUDE TRUTH?
This is Mode, not Dog Fancy,'' sneers Wilhelmina's toadying assistant (Michael Urie).
Don't worry, dear readers, my Republican credentials are still intact - there was no curtseying or toadying to the Royals.
Democracy is not well served by this deliberate polarization of issues, or by toadying to it.
When we left them at the end of the second series, David was begging for his job back after beingmaderedundant,whileGareth (Mackenzie Crook) was toadying to the bosses after promotion.
The governments of Spain and Italy could also tumble because of their toadying.