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I'm not sure if this is an idiom so I don't choose the idiom prefix.
I was watching a British TV show Yes Minister. And Jim Hacker (the Minister of Administration)said to his constituency:
"We have doffed our hats, bowed our knees, and turned our forelocks.....But enough is enough."
Judging from the context, I assume "turned our forelocks"'s meaning is close to "bowed our knees" (give in), isn't it?
But since this phrase is not shown in the subtitle I'm not even sure if I typed it right. And I googled but failed to find such an idiom in any dictionary.
Would love to hear your explanation. Many thanks:)
Last edited by bhaisahab; 08-Apr-2012 at 18:20.
I have always used "tug" with "forelock", though I can see from various dictionaries that both "tug" and "touch" are acceptable.