earn brownie points

earn brownie points

To elicit praise or be viewed favorably by one due to some action. I think I'll earn some brownie points with my mom if I set the table.
See also: brownie, earn, point
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We have to do this now not to earn brownie points or engage in propaganda but because we are genuinely concerned for the safety and welfare of all media workers, most especially those who are underprivileged,' he added.
It's a populist idea that no doubt would earn brownie points from the labor sector whose yearly demand for increases in the minimum wage has been consistently rebuffed by the government.
We have earlier called out against so much muddling of the water shortage issue, especially by politicians trying to earn brownie points by dipping into such basic need as drinking water.
Haley accused Russia of trying to 'earn brownie points with North Korea and I think they are also just trying to go ahead and talk about lifting sanctions because they're already cheating.'
The pair earn brownie points, however, with a neat late twist and a surprisingly bold ending that suggests we haven't seen the last of Silva on the big screen.
Or you could earn Brownie points by taking your mum, or sending her and a friend, for an indulgent spa day.
The Chief Minister further said that as the Congress Party has been disappearing from the state since quite a long time; it might have thought that by raising the bonus issue, it would earn brownie points and would aim to return to power in 2018.
Lee was another to earn brownie points from her father Richard with the success of Mr Bachster, ridden by Jamie Moore, in the 2m11/2f handicap chase.
Finding new types of roles for familiar faces is another way casting directors can earn brownie points. Jeff Greenberg, who has a 2010 Emmy for ABC's "Modern Family" and 12 other nominations, including this year's for "Family," says casting Ed O'Neill and Julie Bowen on the show was an example of "fresh casting." "That's the ultimate compliment you can give in casting," he says.
Of course businesses should seek to help the communities they operate in and I'm not bothered if they do it to earn brownie points, but it's no good painting the village hall and then "beating the slaves" at work.
Of course businesses should seek to help the communities they operate in and I'm not bothered if they do it to earn brownie points but it's no good painting the village hall and then "beating the slaves" at work.
You are likely to earn brownie points by helping out a relative in need.
Even if the jokes thud, the stars are likeable and the film's intelligence (albeit a slick, snarky kind of intelligence) is obvious -- whether it's a quick aerial shot of cops on a rooftop, aping the Michael Bay style, or Schmidt trying to earn brownie points with Captain Dickson by flaunting his right-on credentials: "We care so much more because [the victim] is black."
The rationale for their actions could have been not to dilute the strength of the Muslims in independent India or earn brownie points with the Hindus, is not clear.
Earn brownie points ahead of Christmas by celebrating Burning of the Devil festival with Guatemalans.