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doormat in House topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdoormatdoor‧mat /ˈdɔːmæt $ ˈdɔːr-/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 DHHa piece of material inside or outside a door for you to clean your shoes on2 informalTREAT/BEHAVE TOWARDS someone who lets other people treat them badly and never complains 🔊 Don’t let him treat you like a doormat.
Examples from the Corpus
doormatIf you hadn't been a doormat you wouldn't have been trodden on - that's what doormats are for.Make sure he doesn't treat you like a doormat.A doormat for that bullying old harridan to wipe her feet on.In a matter of seconds, I went from being the class doormat to class hero.There was a letter on the front doormat bearing his name, manually typed.Fiona was determined that she would be nobody's doormat.Let him realise one thing: she might be poor, but she was nobody's doormat!The key is under the doormat.treat ... like a doormatYou can't force him to act responsibly but you can make sure he doesn't treat you like a doormat.