tug your forelock
touch your forelock = tug your forelock
raise a hand to your forehead in deference when meeting a person of higher social rank
RELATED IDIOMS :
take time by the forelock
seize an opportunity – literary
The Latin writer Phaedrus described Opportunity or Occasion as being bald except for a long forelock, a personification that was illustrated in Renaissance emblem books and was applied also to Time.
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