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to compliment excessively and ingratiatingly

to look good on or with

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But they flattered to deceive with a brief, one-dimensional gig.
Inspired by their rampaging back-row of new skipper Corn Krige, Andrew Blowers and Grant Seele, the Saints totally dominated after Harlequins flattered to deceive with a fifth minute Andy Dunne try.
Williams boosted his chances of a world championship spot by being the highest-placed Welshman while Order of Merit leader Craig Smith rather flattered to deceive as he followed rounds of 72 and 71 with 80 and 78.
CLARE and Limerick are the next two teams to enter the Championship arena on Sunday next having flattered to deceive a little in the League.
Harrison became the first British fighter to win an Olympic gold medal in the super-heavyweight division when he was victorious at the 2000 Games in Sydney but he has flattered to deceive since.
We were sluggish coming out of the traps and though we were the only attacking side in the second half, we flattered to deceive.
Stiliyan Petrov's poor form continued to puzzle; Marlon Harewood struggled and has still made just one league start; Shaun Maloney flattered to deceive with plenty of tricks but little substance; Scott Carson looked hardly any better than Thomas Sorensen; Zat Knight was forever prone to a rickett; Curtis Davies started abysmally, then improved dramatically before injury quickly struck; Moustapha Salifou and Wayne Routledge remain untried.
In the other game, the Ospreys won 35-10 at the Dragons, who have flattered to deceive in recent seasons.
After the turn Broadhurst flattered to deceive with a three on the par four second but that shot was lost again as he met with trouble on four while five successive pars to finish left him toiling some eight shots off the pace and tied 86th
WOT WAY CHIEF again flattered to deceive at Carlisle.
Ron Harris' gelding was a shade disappointing at Nottingham late last month, but has often flattered to deceive at that track while he has landed five of his 15 career wins at today's venue.
City were well worthy of the three points as Andy Cole scored a stunning second-half winner while Birmingham flattered to deceive, Nicky Butt giving them the lead
However, there are times when we have flattered to deceive and that's something I'm going to put right for next season.
Yet again our boys flattered to deceive and when it came to the crunch, we were simply obliterated by the mighty green and gold machine.
With a few notable exceptions in Given, Shearer and Speed, the rest of the bunch have flattered to deceive and the fans have lost patience with them.