Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) submit to somebody or something, bend the top part of one's body forward as a sign of respect
How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
bow down to public pressure
To 'bow' means to bend your body forward as a greeting or sign of respect or reverence. To 'bow down' to someone means to accept their authority or to submit to someone or something. Sometimes to 'bow down' to someone else can be considered a sign of weakness.
Social Examples (Advance)
Chris is a terrible bully. It's important to never bow down to people like that.
The government bowed down to public pressure and scrapped their proposed new law.
The Queen's loyal subjects bowed down to her when she entered the room.
Professional Examples (Advance)
The boss runs the business like a dictatorship. He never discusses things with his staff, instead, he just expects them all to bow down to him.
I'm not bowing down on this. I want these conditions to be met or else the deal is off!
EnglishLogica® 2019. The content of this website is the intellectual property of Yashmi Consulting Ltd., and is intended for educational purposes only. This content is not to be used for commercial purposes without express permission from its copyright owners. Reproduction or embedding of this content on any media or platform will constitute copyright infringement.