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brownie point

An informal and intangible mark of credit or approval, as from having done a good deed or by ingratiating oneself to others (especially one's superiors). Usually used in the plural. The company earned brownie points with the community for contributing part of their yearly earnings toward local development. You might get brownie points from the boss for volunteering to do things around the office, but it won't translate into a pay raise or promotion.
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brownie point

an imaginary award given to someone who does good deeds or tries to please. informal
The Brownies are the junior wing of the Guides; the organization awards points and badges for proficiency in various activities.
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+ 1 brownie point for utilising the M package to enhance the sporty look
+ 1 brownie point for good handling with little power
+ 1 brownie point for a nine-speed automatic gearbox
But paupers, such as love cheats Boris Johnson and Darren Day, are always in brownie point debt.
'Election season has arrived and with the President's ratings remaining high, the political opposition's recourse is to score political brownie points by foisting demolition and relocation, both gut issues on the part of the urban poor, to attack the President,' Panelo said.
Islamabad [Pakistan], May 11 ( ANI ): Clarifying his predecessor Nawaz Sharif 's recent statement about the Mumbai attacks, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday appealed the opposition members not to put the country's national security in jeopardy for earning brownie points politically.
I know he would appreciate a card from you more than me and my brownie points would go through the roof!" To her delight, Mr Warnock penned a personal response, returning the card with the message: "Get your priorities right Mark and we'll see you in the New Year.
I must say, most of the time I really don't mind as it is nice to to have my Saturdays free, but I keep up the annoyed wife act as it earns me brownie points for later in the year.
So in all, a car can earn a maximum of seven brownie points. Scoring in each test out of five stars
Anyway, during Wednesday's show, she gamely tucked into "Crack of Lamb" (sheep's anus) and "Vomau-vents" (vomit fruit), and that banked her plenty of brownie points (yes, her OWN brownie points and in her OWN bank).
I think past such misadventures under the Harper "regime" were very much about trying to win "brownie points" with Washington to help protect our vulnerable trade position with the U.S., and keep our economy propped up enough to get re-elected ...
"Albanians should once and for all renounce their narrow thinking that either you are with Nikola, or with Zoran", stated Ibrahimi and added that BESA won't be a branch of any Macedonian party and won't adopt their decisions just to win brownie points.
Alain Juppe became the latest person to express his love for Irish supporters who have been scoring brownie points for us throughout Euro 2016.
According to Shell critics the donation is just an "attempt to score some brownie points and exit from the scene gracefully, rather than have the permits pried from their hands by force."
Speaking to an Indian news channel, Ustad Ghulam Ali said he was hurt by politics being played over his concerts and upset over how Indian political parties were trying to score brownie points by not letting him perform in the country.