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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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But paupers, such as love cheats Boris Johnson and Darren Day, are always in brownie point debt.
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.
IF you have not yet forgiven me for not telling you about Jacob Street sooner, then this might get me a few 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.
She's not going to score any Brownie points with either of the boys by lying, but when ex-fiance Vittorio turns up, she cancels a dinner date with Liam, saying she's poorly.
In addition, the 23-times capped three-quarter earned even more brownie points by eschewing the need for a translator, unlike team-mates like Joe van Niekerk and Felipe Contemponi.
So why not take advantage of this natural phenomenon, and gain a few brownie points too, by heading down to The Creek and jumping onboard an abra for a romantic cruise with your one-and-only.
This is a serious development,' said Geoff Sweeney, Tier-3's CTO, who added that, where would-be hackers previously had to score brownie points to gain access to hacker forums and source the kits, the fact that they are now on open sale on eBay was very worrying.
Her background in marketing and as a model and TV reporter contributed to her business success and here she uses its tenth successful anniversary to explore the foundations of starting a business, serving as an inspiration for women of color and making BROWNIE POINTS a top pick for any general lending library catering to women seeking keys to success.
A racing fan, Jared has already earned brownie points among the townsfolk with his first charity event last Saturday, which raised around pounds 220 for Racing Welfare, who will also benefit from the Chas & Dave night that is next on the agenda.
You don't get any Brownie points for guessing what the practice is called.