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brownie point

An informal and intangible mark of credit or approval, as from having done a good deed or by ingratiating oneself to others (especially one's superiors). Usually used in the plural. The company earned brownie points with the community for contributing part of their yearly earnings toward local development. You might get brownie points from the boss for volunteering to do things around the office, but it won't translate into a pay raise or promotion.
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brownie point

an imaginary award given to someone who does good deeds or tries to please. informal
The Brownies are the junior wing of the Guides; the organization awards points and badges for proficiency in various activities.
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But paupers, such as love cheats Boris Johnson and Darren Day, are always in brownie point debt.
He wiped his eyes, saying: "Oh my God, you have just won me so many brownie points with my wife.
Elsewhere, Kev's new squeeze, Jenny, does her best to win Brownie points by inviting Sophie and Maddie round for a meal, but Sophie's alarmed when she sees a different side to her dad's girlfriend.
Attacking the party's proposed January 22 rally against drug abuse in Punjab, Badal said the Congress was trying to " score brownie points in the media".
The pride of Scunthorpe also won brownie points for his modesty, as he declared: "I've said from day one 'I don't know why I'm here'.
EMMERDALE (7pm ITV) ROBERT is coming out of that burglary he orchestrated with all kinds of brownie points he really doesn't deserve.
KEITH LASLEY reckons Motherwell deserve to be cut some slack for their poor start to the season after earning brownie points from their last two campaigns.
She can take some solace in the fact Eamon Gilmore's resignation won the party some brownie points from supporters.
One wonders if the doctor receives brownie points or promotion for saving the NHS money.
My 12-year-old Louis is always nonplussed by the famous people I get to meet, but getting a photo with "Keith" never fails to impress him and when Keith has rung him in the past I amass countless brownie points.
Mr Duncan Smith might have got more brownie points if he had not tried so hard to conceal it.
Technological innovations making the lives of consumers even easier are quick to "gain brownie points and acceptance among the tech-savvy UAE population," Nilesh Khalkho, chief executive officer of Sharaf DG, said.
Romeo and Indi had only just managed to smooth things over after their last argument, but when, Mink, turns up in the Bay, it doesn't earn him too many brownie points.