a politician accused of 'bending to the will' of wealthy supporters [=being influenced by wealthy supporters; doing the things that are wanted by wealthy supporters]
She's not really quite old enough to be admitted as a member, but she's very close, so I think we can 'bend the rule(s)' a little in her case and let her in now.
He was forced to ask for their help 'on bended knee'. [=he was forced to beg for their help; he was forced to ask for their help in a very humble way]
(..) Won't be enough to save them. Go back to your homes. Chop down every tree you can find. Quarter-saw the timber and start building. I want every man bending planks. I want every woman spinning flax for sails. Build me a thousand ships and I will give you this world. I banished you twice. (..)2016 TvShow: Game of Thrones Title: The Door Season: 6 Episode 5
(..) And I intend to stay amongst the living. ♪ (DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING) ♪ DAENERYS TARGARYEN: I offer you a choice. Bend the knee and join me, or refuse, and die. (MEN YELLING) She is here to reclaim the Seven Kingdoms. The North is one of (..)2019 TvShow: Game of Thrones Title: Winterfell Season: 8 Episode 1
(..) You know I do. She'll be a good queen. For all of us. She's not her father. No, she's much prettier. Did you bend the knee to save the North or because you love her? Oh! So you're the man? Um... (..)2019 TvShow: Game of Thrones Title: Winterfell Season: 8 Episode 1