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lapdog

a pet dog small and docile enough to be cuddled in the lap
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'They say 99.9 accurate, c' mon PPCRV, you're supposed to be the watchdog, not a lapdog. Palagi na lang kayong perfect election.
councillors it isn't wasn't a made decision, contained legal greenbelt This is just a further instance of a Labour politician still acting as a lapdog for the major developers Peter Jackson
Pet the nice Egypt: The Islamic Republic won't compromise with the Great Satan in Washington, but it appears eager to be a lapdog for Egypt.
LITTLE lapdog Maggie took on the nation's top dogs in a competition and surprised everybody by making it to the grand final.
So why has the current Republican Congress proven to be such a lapdog for President Bush?
But even a lapdog press corps is apt to start growling when it has been leashed to lies too many times.
Sgt Jones's father Ray, a 62-year-old steel cutter, has angrily attacked the conflict in Iraq and accused Mr Blair of being George Bush's "lapdog".
For example, those of us who are proud to consider ourselves "feisty" should be aware our behavior is being compared to a manic and belligerent lapdog.
At least since the early 1990s, the FDA has been stuck on a seesaw, alternately criticized as either a bureaucratic obstacle to industry, or the lapdog of industry--too slow in getting desperately needed drugs to the public, or too fast in rushing dangerous drugs onto pharmacy shelves.
Derzhavina, tiny lapdog on her arm, gestures proudly to a magnificent estate standing in the distance across a lush green landscape.
It should have come as no surprise that the rat's DNA had "changed much more than the human genome had since the two species diverged from a common ancestor" ("Devil's Lapdog Gets Its Due: The lab rat bares its DNA to biologists," SN: 4/3/04, p.
After decades as a presidential lapdog, the Congress has asserted itself.