kiss up to
phrasal to curry favor with

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • kiss up to — phrasal : to curry favor with * * * ˌkiss ˈup to [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they kiss up to he/she/it kisses up to present participle …   Useful english dictionary

  • kiss up to — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms kiss up to : present tense I/you/we/they kiss up to he/she/it kisses up to present participle kissing up to past tense kissed up to past participle kissed up to American informal kiss up to someone showing… …   English dictionary

  • kiss up to — verb To pay false flattery to; to flatter in excess. See Also: kiss up …   Wiktionary

  • kiss up to — v To toady. Anna Belle s always kissing up to the teacher; no wonder she gets good grades. 1970s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • kiss up to — N. Amer. informal behave obsequiously towards. → kiss …   English new terms dictionary

  • kiss up to — v. flatter; be obsequious to somebody …   English slang

  • kiss up to —  Flatter; BROWN NOSE …   American business jargon

  • kiss up to someone — in. to flatter someone; to make over someone. □ I’m not going to kiss up to anybody to get what’s rightfully mine. U If I have to kiss up to her, I guess I will …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • kiss goodbye to something — say/wave/kiss/goodbye to something phrase to accept that you will not achieve, get, or keep something This latest defeat means they can wave goodbye to any hopes of winning the championship. Thesaurus: to lose hope, or to give up hopesynonym Main …   Useful english dictionary

  • To make up to — Make Make (m[=a]k), v. i. 1. To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; often in the phrase to meddle or make. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A scurvy, jack a nape priest to meddle or make. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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