Origin of doormat
Examples from the Web for doormat
Still, Molly Parmeter couldn't believe it when a thick embossed letter from Saint James's Palace arrived on her doormat.Kate Middleton Refuses To Name Her Favorite Piece of Clothing|Tom Sykes|November 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But who knows, years of being a doormat may finally erupt, much like Ndamukong Suh did last year when he stomped on another guy.
If he wins the presidency, will Romney drag his party toward the center or become a doormat for the arch-conservative wing?Predicting How Romney Might Govern Requires Multiple Scenarios|Eleanor Clift|October 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
His rookie flailing set back the peace process (such as it was) and made him look like a doormat.
Lying on the doormat was another key that allowed entrance into the complex.
And anyway he'd be blessed if he lay around in the way any longer like a doormat with "Welcome" inscribed upon the surface.The Palace of Darkened Windows|Mary Hastings Bradley
Cousin, if you continue in that strain I shall have to take you out on to the doormat and assault you.The Great Adventure|Arnold Bennett
With unabated cheerfulness he continued to dig in Miss Clementinas geranium bed, and to chew Mr. Maclins doormat.
Permit me to say, however, that you may use me as a doormat when it is your will and I shall be overwhelmed with joy.Don Hale with the Flying Squadron|W. Crispin Sheppard
On the front porch he found a small, brown dog busily engaged in reducing the doormat to a pulp.