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  • n  a person who is physically weak and ineffectual
  • n  a mat placed outside an exterior door for wiping the shoes before entering

  • But mostly, by his telling, he functioned as her doormat.
  • When she found the manic-depressive Graham dead of a gunshot wound in the bathroom of their country house in 1963, this "doormat wife" at 46 was thrust into running the company.
  • ANTONIO COTRIM AFP Getty "Colonel Gaddafi must realize our country isn't a doormat upon which a leader, whether terrorist or not, can come to wipe off the blood of his crimes .
News & Articles

  • Prep Volleyball: East abuzz about hiring RVC coach Abby Jenkins
    ROCKFORD — East volleyball, long a NIC-10 doormat, rose to the middle of the pack last year. Now the E-Rabs have their sights set much higher after hiring Abby Jenkins as coach Tuesday.
    June 12, 2013 - Rockford Register Star
  • Can you hear me now?
    The back of my pajama-clad roommate greets me from the kitchen as I shuffle my feet on our hand-me-down doormat. It’s after 9 p.m. and the apartment is quiet for a Tuesday night. “Hey, Robbie,” I ...
    June 12, 2013 - The Argonaut
  • Gazette.Net: Rockville business takes front-door approach to fighting germs
    For years, Debbie Estis Greenspan tried to get her antimicrobial agent-treated product, Dr. Doormat, on the QVC home shopping network. Going through the normal channels didn’t work.
    June 7, 2013 -

  • Andre Woodson in Washington Post
    It proved we're a team that obviously earns a lot more respect now,Woodson said in the middle of the on-field celebration. "We've come a long way from being a doormat in the SEC to competing with the best teams in the SEC and getting some...
  • Stuart Schweigert in Forbes
    It's just hard, because you don't want to be the doormat of the division,Schweigert said. "We haven't beaten any of those guys since my rookie year."
  • Ryan Doumit in ESPN
    I think we earned a little bit of respect, possibly, in the Brewers' eyes. The last however many games we've played against these guys, we've been a doormat and we know that,Doumit said. "When you're giving up 17 and 20 runs in a game, you...

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