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fawn on

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one who flatters another excessively

to support slavishly every opinion or suggestion of a superior

Synonyms for toady

a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage

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This alternative system is related to its official counterpart in complex and indeed contradictory ways: as mimicry (both toadyism and, well, "taking the Mick"), as parallel, tribute, appropriation, displacement, parody, mockery, subversion.
Now of course the whole Sartre axis down there in the Faubourg Plan Marshall has descended to the most sickening toadyism to the well-dressed well-fed drunken American fixers-up of Europe and their (if they aren't homosexual, which most of them are) cast-iron chromium-plated wives.
Certainly not those currently leading this country, who pick and choose their sheep very carefully, making sure they speak the same language of tokenism and toadyism.
WHAT do communism, fascism, fawning toadyism, and raw ambition, have in common?
In self-defense, most viewers try to find a reviewer, usually in print, who fits their tastes, who shows a modicum of intelligence and knowledge of film, and who doesn't insult with toadyism and self-serving congratulations.
If New Labour still stands for anything it should end this charade of rewarding toadyism.
Can women not tell the difference between toadyism and charity?
52] No family, however, could rival the Nevilles for toadyism.
Although universities have always pandered to wealthy patrons, universities' toadyism intensified after President Reagan slashed spending on domestic programs.
Friendship with those practiced in toadyism, with those skilled in