ass-kissing

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ass-kissing

1. noun, rude slang Habitual flattery. Enough with the ass-kissing—just tell me what you really think.
2. adjective, rude slang Describing the act of habitual flattery. Geez, look at all the ass-kissing messages on the boss's birthday card.

ass-kissing

and ass-licking
1. n. the act of fawning over and flattering people. (Rude and derogatory.) After his show of ass-kissing, Fred thought the judge would let him off with a light fine.
2. n. pertaining to the act of fawning over and flattering people. (Rude and derogatory.) Shut your ass-licking mouth and start talking straight, or I’m gonna bust you one. Get your ass-kissing butt out of here!
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He plays both roles in the video's scenario, of one guy hyping up another in a bro-y, ass-kissing way.
I would bet that they are against this abstention and overt ass-kissing by their government.
You could also ask how come that Valentine's Day KissCam didn't capture any of the rampant ass-kissing going on all night.
It is not difficult to see how these two structural failings in the officer corps morally emasculate our officers and all too often turn them, as they rise in rank and near the magic 20 years, into ass-kissing conformists.
Fallon, who at the time was head of Centcom, the military command region covering the entire Middle East, reportedly once called Petraeus, who was being put in charge of the Iraq theater, an "ass-kissing little chickenshit"--to his face.
No last-gasp ass-kissing from the likes of Dave Cameron and Wills was going to swing it away from them, it was a decision made months ago.
Mark Sanford, proposing that on Gregory's Meet-the-Press program the guest could "frame the conversation how (he) really wants to--and then move on." Let's be kind and just call it ass-kissing.
C* If you think Armageddon was a riot, that's one way of looking at it.'"The image of an Armageddon-like dissent between these men and the military at large is further enunciated by the Inter-Press Service, which reports that, "Fallon told Petraeus [in March] that he considered him to be 'an ass-kissing little chickenshit' and added, 'I hate people like that'."But certainly it couldn't be only personal issues preventing these men from testifying together.
Citing "Pentagon sources familiar with reports of the meeting", Porter said Fallon had told Petraeus he considered him to be "an ass-kissing little chickenshit" and added, "I hate people like that".
Get me a ugly unlikable sloppy ass-kissing liar.The Prince of Darkness wouldn't need make-up.
Richard Brooks was the director, an ex-marine, tough, shouted at everybody, was insulting, but he was all ass-kissing with Bette, and she picked up on this immediately.
I know everyone says things like this (foul ass-kissing moves to get a high five and a free sweatshirt from cool-skate-shop X in big-time-skate-city Y), but in the case of Barcelona, it's true.
You're Too Kind is a learned and lucid examination of ass-kissing over the ages, and k will be a rare modern reader who does not at some point cringe with self-recognition.
Al Gore's newfound storytelling skills are impressive, allowing him even to turn his mediocre academic record and collegiate pot smoking into a plus (as the Post put it, such revelations "subvert" the notion that he was always an ass-kissing grind).