robert_huff (robert_huff) wrote in little_details,
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seeking translation to Chinese

When: current day

Where: real life

In (American?) English "lap-dog" used literally means a canine of such small size and placid demeanor it will happily stay in your lap for expended periods.

Applied to a person, it is a perjorative meaning someone so ineffectual or submissive they are easily controlled to their own detriment. (Usually by a single person.)

I am looking for a colloquial expression or well-known literary reference in Chinese that carries the same meaning. Preserving an animal reference would be even better.

Suggestions?

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Tags: ~languages: chinese
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