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Synonyms for bootlick

to support slavishly every opinion or suggestion of a superior

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Synonyms for bootlick

try to gain favor by cringing or flattering

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[10] Given that up until LPFM the FCC has acted more like the bootlick of the NAB than its regulator, this opinion is not unfounded.
But don't let lazy sections of the racing press, no doubt anxious to bootlick the Lloyd-Webbers, kid you that the reshuffle was the work of some bunch of rabid French stewards, halfcut on Claret, sick - like the rest of us - of Phantom Of The Opera and hell-bent on getting one over on the 'rosbifs'.
Strong opinion is the necessary attendant of choice, however limited, while fashion is the bootlick of exacting coercion.
Not worth my while to respond to those tirades except to say that it's never my style to bootlick. I just do my job, de Lima said.