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Meaning of running dog

run'ning dog"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Disparaging. Disparaging.
  1. (esp. in Chinese Communist propaganda) to be reviled as a running dog of the colonialists.
    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.
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