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Synonyms for brown-nose

flatter with the intention of getting something


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Well, you can brown-nose or kiss the feet of your boss to smooth things out.
It was the same the other day when Gordon Brown showed he could hit a tennis ball over a net: did the brown-nose brigade have to cheer so inanely?
Then I wised up realising that it would, without doubt, quickly become the Order of the Brown-Envelope Brown-Nose.
[But] your question provides me with an uncanny opportunity to brown-nose....
The exception, of course, is the BBC, where anyone you want to brown-nose probably works just a few corridors away, although it does mean that bizarre and extraordinary lengths have to be gone to for secret liaisons.