brown-noser

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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-noser

verb
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A brown noser is an individual who kisses butt to gain advantage from people in power.
But just holding doors and getting your boss coffee isn't enough, Parr explains the secret art of getting ahead, appearing useful without appearing to be an obvious brown noser.
This hybrid takes male or female formand is the normally dour, parsimonious office Brown Noser who will spend the entire year spouting company policy about drinking, especially at dinnertime (that's lunchtime, mate
Shameless networking can get you a reputation as a brown noser.
AS AN aspiring thruster, the brown noser wants to play office politics, but mistakes the concept of impressing the boss with being desperate to please and compliment the boss in any way possible.
On our first seven inch, we had a song that started out with me doing this chant, "Hipster, scenester, you're a flicking brown noser.
On the reverse side, those persons choosing to waltz in the alleyway of neutrality are often given the names of Uncle Tom, brown noser, Oreo, whigger, acquessor or wannabe.
Didn't he understand that it's all very well being a non-smoking, non-drinking brown noser who spends his life creeping round the boys at Tory Central Office.
Not as nasty or ruthless as a Thruster, the Brown Noser also manages to be as unpopular as the Late Worker and is widely disregarded by both colleagues and bosses.
Mr Prescott, who had obviously missed the point, believed he was being called a brown noser.
Only in Cyprus is it possible for collaborators, whores and brown nosers of the conqueror (and the nobody in question is all of the above) to peddle their rubbish.
The landed gentry are nothing more than one-time brown nosers and lucky for them that then and sadly now, land ownership and democracy remain as compatible as chalk and the ploughman's lunch.
Being in the movies hasn't exactly helped because Crowe, along with practically every A-lister - and come to that Zee-lister - is surrounded by a bunch of brown nosers whose entire life is devoted to clearing up after them.
Regular host Johnny Vaughan (right) returns to helm this year's Shafta Awards at the Cumberland Hotel honouring the newspaper industry's finest dodgy quotes, interviews, brown nosers and hatchet jobs.