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Synonyms for brownnose

to support slavishly every opinion or suggestion of a superior

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The odds of this unsolicited brownnose strategy yielding a book club selection are only barely more favorable.
He was a great player but I don't want to talk about him too much because he's the gaffer now and I don't want to brownnose."
Alas I cannot be there, for I have an invitation to another ceremony held by Archdruid Brownnose here in Miskin.
However, the same note of thanks seen by one person as a sign of appreciation may be seen by another person as an attempt to brownnose or by a third person as a cheap way to try to repay extensive favors and service.
But I was disappointed to see the feisty and mischievous presenter of A Question Of Sport adopting the supine, simpering, forehead-scraping-the-shagpile position beloved of ITN's Sir Alastair Brownnose.