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Synonyms for bootlicking

attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

attempting to win favor by flattery

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But that's exactly what Michael Urie did last spring and summer, when he found himself dashing from the set of Ugly Betty, where he plays bootlicking fashion magazine assistant Marc St.
NEVER in the tens of years that I have been a reader of the Post have you published such a letter of bootlicking drivel as the one from Dr D Huws headlined Indispensable Morgan (October 5).
AaFour lickspittle lawyers and two bootlicking attorney generals provided sophistic legal briefs sanctioning torture.
Seven short chapters examine a collection of poems (more than just bootlicking hymns to Frederick the Great, they represent the Berlin Enlightenment as pictures at an exhibition), a play (Blunt, a drama of contingency with alternate endings, which Kosenina happily compares to the film Lola rennt), a travelogue, a diary restyled as contributions to the "philosophy of life," psychological case studies (including one of the first discussions of Aus K .
Early in my sophomore year, I recognized the favoritism being shown to Magnuson's style of hustle and bootlicking, so I walked out of practice and that was that.
Throw in some chains and some real bootlicking and Girl King makes for a laugh-out-loud, titillating party.
Where, for example, are Welsh Labour politicians on the Iraq War, on PFI, on growing inequality and US bootlicking, and on countless other Tory policies being pursued by Tony's Tories in London?
Second, the artist Tom of Finland is known for his portrayal of big, happy boys having guilt-free sex, but former devotee John Rechy observes that all the leather and bootlicking and Nazi imagery embody an undeniably darker side.
Aloha, Donald Trump, your bootlicking sidekicks Carolyn and George, and your band of sycophantic would-be "Apprentice's.
Bill Kauffman in The American Conservative condemns Roth for dragging Lindbergh and the case for isolationism through the muck, calling The Plot Against America "the sort of novel a bootlicking author might write to curry favor with a totalitarian government.
Couple those DMCA-spawned regs with rampant Big Media bootlicking from the Federal Communications Commission, and you won't see digital video headed down a consumer-friendly path.
When Mr Blair goes to America to receive his Congressional medal as a result of bootlicking, may I request he becomes disorientated and stays there.
Table One Common Ingratiation Behaviors Category Description Workplace Terms Other Enhancement flattery, complimenting, kissing up, sucking up, brown nosing Opinion Conformity consistent agreement yes men Favor Doing performing non-required apple polishing, tasks and services bootlicking Self-Presentation claiming perfect puffies subordinate status
In abandoning with unprecedented alacrity her heretofore declared dicta, she has shown herself to be a bootlicking lackey for the sake of power over principle.