earn brownie points

earn brownie points

To elicit praise. I think I'll earn some brownie points with my mom if I set the table for Thanksgiving dinner.
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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.
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.
And so-called "designated drivers" can not only earn brownie points from their mates by offering to be chauffeur for the night.
London, Oct 23 ( ANI ): It may come as a surprise to many men who expect to earn Brownie points by whisking their other half off for a surprise romantic getaway, but 60 percent of women surveyed in a new poll have confessed that they hate surprises.
A garage can earn brownie points by offering "superior amenities", having women in customerfacing roles and organising ladies' evenings.
Meanwhile, Jac is rushing to get through her other patients so she can assist Hanssen and earn brownie points in her quest for the consultancy position.
Tonight, dad Martin (Paul Ritter) aims to pull off the impossible - earn brownie points from mum Jackie (Tamsin Greig) by clearing the loft of his treasured New Scientist magazines while secretly saving them from the bonfire and hoarding them in the shed.
Beijing has used Japan's gesture to earn brownie points with the public.
Yesterday's auction presented the IPL with a tailor-made opportunity to earn brownie points and to show the world that cricket does not suffer from a disconnect between countries.
Sunday night it was Hiroki Kuroda's turn to fall epically flat, then bravely face the cameras afterwards and earn brownie points for not making excuses for his poor performance.
Apart from paying the full bill on time, every time, if you limit the credit ratio to around 20%, and definitely less than 30%, it will help you earn brownie points.