Of course it is all ineffably absurd, but the mania for dress extends even to the lapdog in Paris.
The enmity between the lapdog and the mastiff is an old story.
Why, you can't get at me, and I can tease you from here as though you were Julie's lapdog.
She carries dormice in her pocket, and keeps a lapdog and a squirrel.
He must remain coy in his nook within the wall till he might see the lady's lapdog run across the orchard.
I'd quite as soon be changed into a lapdog, and led along by a string.
The King awoke in great anxiety, and called out, "My kingdom is lost, and my dwarf and my lapdog are killed!"
A lapdog slept on her knee, a parrot and a monkey were on perches by her side, the litter was followed by servants and by guards.
And the Mexican lapdog barked all the time, till the church bells tinkled, and the chimney of the apple factory rocked again.
As he went, his eyes caught the armies of the ivory chessmen; they stood under glass, and had not been broken by her lapdog.
A subservient person; eager sycophant: The leading Singapore newspaper, the Straits Times, enthusiastically fills the role of government lapdog/employee committees that labor leaders charge will be lapdogs of management (1980s+)