kiss ass


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kiss someone's ass

Sl. to fawn over someone; to flatter and curry favor with someone. (Potentially offensive. Use ass with discretion.) What does he expect me to do? Kiss his ass? I won't kiss your ass for anything.
See also: ass, kiss

kiss ass

Also, kiss up to. Seek or gain favor by fawning or flattery, as in I am not going to kiss as to get the raise I deserve, or If I could find a good way to kiss up to the publisher, my book would be well promoted. The first, a vulgar slangy usage, was first recorded in 1705 as kiss arse, which is still the British usage. The variant, a euphemistic blend of kiss ass and suck up to, dates from the late 1900s.
See also: ass, kiss

kiss ass

Vulgar Slang
To act submissively or obsequiously in order to gain favor.
See also: ass, kiss

kiss (somebody's) ass

  (American very informal)
to try too hard to please someone and to agree with everything they say, in a way which other people find unpleasant If you want promotion around here, you're going to have to kiss ass. (American taboo!)
See also: ass, kiss

kiss (somebody's) ass

(rude)
to praise someone more than is reasonable I usually have to kiss ass just to get these musicians to show up.
Usage notes: usually said about praise intended to make someone like you or do something you want
See also: ass, kiss
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And they brown-nose, and kiss ass, and brown-nose .
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But I am seen as a problem because I don't lay down and kiss ass, and I don't look up to anyone.