Synonyms for under-dog
- a slave to
- at one's beck and call
- at one's feet
- at one's mercy
- in one's clutches
- in one's pocket
- in one's power
- led by the nose
- under one's thumb
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNDER-DOG
I see myself a singer of simple songs, a laureate of the under-dog.
For, said he, it is a trait of human nature to side with the under-dog.
The alternative of the under-dog is to get intelligence and power, or stay put.
Now Bob loved the under-dog and was naturally kind and sympathetic.
He was an under-dog and she had always been romantically sorry for under-dogs.
It was not Minga's way to vibrate to the sorrow of the under-dog.
That's what makes me kind o' stand in with 'em—same as ef they wuz the under-dog.
He has in his early days felt the whip-hand too often not to sympathise with the feelings of the under-dog.
The under-dog deserves our sympathy, the upper-dog must be a better dog or he couldn't have put the other dog down.
His respectable friends never won him away from his insatiable interest in the under-dog.