First, he explains his political position lest anyone accuse him of being a lickspittle of the aristocracy.
A government that began with a Commons majority of 179 behaved in a lickspittle fashion towards its natural enemies.
Just one quibble: the token phrase ‘while congratulating England's players’ might look a tad lickspittle to true believers.
But if being a member of Cabinet means being a lickspittle who must stifle one's conscience for 30 pieces of silver because the PM says so, then the St Lucia Cabinet is no place for a woman of her integrity and courage.
That proves he's a lickspittle slave of tyrants!
‘Bourbon for my lickspittle ,’ he ranted at the barkeep.
His spirit is cheerful throughout all of this: ‘I delight to do thy will, O God, ‘he cries joyfully, not as some obsequious lickspittle .’
he is a lickspittle for the Establishment
If you want it reduced to a bunch of craven lickspittles , then you seem to be following the correct procedure.
All the rest is a soap opera dreamed up by politicians and their lickspittles in the London media, just as mad Roman emperors gave their citizens bread and circuses to keep them from revolting.