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suck up to

verb
1.
(informal) (intransitive, adverb) + preposition. to flatter for one's own profit; toady
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Slang definitions & phrases for suck up to

suck up to

verb phrase

To flatter and cajole someone; curry favor with someone; brown-nose, suck ass: He gets ahead by sucking up to the mayor/ They are boss kisser-uppers. They kiss up to the boss (entry form 1860+, variant 1990s+)


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Idioms and Phrases with suck up to

suck up to

Behave obsequiously towards, ingratiate oneself with, as in Now that he's the boss they're all sucking up to him, hoping to get big raises. [ ; mid-1800s ]
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