Pumblechook

(Uncle). He bullied Pip when only a poor boy, but when the boy became wealthy was his lick-spittle, fawning on him most servilely with his “May I, Mr. Pip” [have the honour of shaking hands with you]; “Might I, Mr. Pip” [take the liberty of saluting you]. (Dickens Great Expectations)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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