Today's Word of the Day means...
also brown-noser: He got there by being a pious and effective brown-noseverb
To flatter and pamper in order to gain approval and advantage; curry favor; apple-polish: He's just like any other person who's in a position to screw you. You gotta brown nose
[1930s+ Military academy students; fr the color of feces presumably acquired when one has one's nose at the flatteree's anus]