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Brownie point

noun, Informal.
a credit toward advancement or good standing gained especially by currying favor.
Origin of Brownie point
1960-65; from the point system based on good behavior and performance used by Brownies for advancement Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for Brownie point

Brownie point

a notional mark to one's credit earned for being seen to do the right thing
Word Origin
C20: from the mistaken notion that Brownie Guides earn points for good deeds
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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