kiss-ass

kiss-ass

1. n. someone who is servile and obsequious. (Rude and derogatory.) I’m fed up with that kiss-ass!
2. mod. servile and obsequious. (Usually objectionable.) He can be so kiss-ass. It makes me sick.
3. in. to act subservient (to someone). (Usually objectionable.) Stop kiss-assing around and stand up to your employer.
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Let's hope they find some kiss-ass Beechams soon - otherwise we might actually need to start learning some of the new characters' names.
Fifthly, in trying to make the boss look good, there is a big chance to be perceived as a kiss-ass - a perception, which won't help the employee at any stage in their career.
He's a liberal who has been mugged by reality--a familiar New York breed as irritating as the subway car torch singer, the entry-level Ivy Leaguer kiss-ass, and the panhandler with falling trousers.
The Alias star is actually quite good in such a limited role, but ultimately it is a rather ho-hum action flick that will keep you entertained if you like kiss-ass, large-lipped women killing everyone in sight.
Small learning communities' is the new buzz word in public education, and at its core, it has tremendous meaning, but as it's being bantered about in the bureaucracy, it's just a means for administrators and teachers to get promoted through the usual kiss-ass system,'' he said.
You could say that this is because of the depressed nature of the art market, but the fact that is that it goes back to the days of the '80s boom, the most kiss-ass period in the history of art criticism.
Played by Kiss-Ass star Aaron Johnson this is a raw Lennon, caught between his prim aunt and reckless mum.
Seeing Kiss-Ass with an expectant, packed audience at Cineworld Broad St increased my reservations about its future cultural impact and how it will affect the mindset of the under-15s soon to be watching the DVD version.