Created on 14 July 2013
Idiom
Lick someone's boots
Meaning
If you lick someone's boots, you do everything you can to please someone, acting like a servant.
Origin
Shakespeare created this idiom in his play ‘The Tempest’.
Context

Jane: I'll let you in so you can collect your stuff.

Simon: Thank you, very kind of you.

Jane: You do realise this is the end of the relationship, don’t you?

Simon: Looks like it.

Jane: You seem very cool about it.

Simon: Well, there is not a lot I can do: your mind seems made up.

Jane: It is.

Simon: There we are then.

Jane: Are you going?

Simon: I have everything I need.

Jane: You could stay for a cup of tea.

Simon: Must dash.

Jane: But wait………we need to talk.

Simon: About what?

Jane: Well, us.

Simon: Jane, we have done all the arguing, all the shouting...

Jane: But there is still………

Simon: Jane, I’m not going to lick your boots, I'm not going to lie at your feet and beg for forgiveness.

Jane: Kiss me……………………………………

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