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brown-noser

noun One who seeks out the approval, attention, and/or support of others, especially superiors, through abject subservience, flattery, or fawning. Tim is such an obvious brown-noser, always complementing the boss on her ideas and saying yes to anything she suggests.

brown-nose

  (informal)
to try too hard to please someone, especially someone in a position of authority, in a way that other people find unpleasant The rest of the class were sick of watching him brown-nose.

brown-nose

1. and brownie and brown-noser n. a sycophant; one who flatters for self-serving motives. You are just a plain old brown-nose. Will some brown-noser please try to get the teacher to put off the test?
2. tv. & in. to curry favor with someone; to be a sycophant. Don keeps brown-nosing, and the professor pretends not to notice.

brown-noser

verb
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