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eat the carpet

Slang definitions & phrases for eat the carpet

eat the carpet

verb phrase

To be obsequious; truckle: ''Eat the carpet'' is what endangered nominees do at confirmation hearings to make amends: They crawl (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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