running dog


noun

Disparaging. (especially in Chinese Communist propaganda)
  1. a person or institution subservient to counterrevolutionary interests.
  2. a manipulable, servile follower; lackey: to be reviled as a running dog of the colonialists.
Architecture. Vitruvian scroll.

Origin of running dog

1925–30; in political sense, translation of Chinese zǒugǒu
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