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flattery will get you nowhere

A phrase used to discourage one's efforts to win favor or good fortune through flattery. A: "I just love your new hair cut, Mrs. Jones." B: "Yeah, year, flattery will get you nowhere, Jimmy—you're still getting a D in my class."
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Flattery will get you nowhere.

Flattering me will not increase your chances of success. A: Gee, you can do almost anything, can't you? B: Probably, but flattery will get you nowhere.
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flattery will get you ˈeverywhere/ˈnowhere

(spoken, humorous) praise that is not sincere will/will not get you what you want: Just remember — flattery will get you nowhere. There’s no point in trying to be nice to me so that I’ll give you what you want.