earn brownie points

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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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She also earned brownie points when she showed photos of mining operations ordered closed down for harming the operation of functional watersheds.
Evacuation of crime boss Aziz Batukaev from Kyrgyzstan, who was released from prison allegedly over the last stage of blood cancer and flew to Grozny recently, served a political feast for members of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan, who rather emotionally criticized the system and this way earned brownie points.
Murray earned brownie points from girlfriend Kim Sears for his Olympic mingling, with the Scot saying: "I met William Fox-Pitt.
I earned brownie points with the present, however, a diamond necklace.
His campaign against dance bars and his Gram Swachchta Mission earned brownie points for the party.
And it pays to broaden your horizons because I have now successfully attempted four of the dishes prepared by the first-round winning chefs and earned Brownie points from Mrs J in the process.
A racing fan, Jared has already earned brownie points among the townsfolk with his first charity event last Saturday, which raised around pounds 220 for Racing Welfare, who will also benefit from the Chas & Dave night that is next on the agenda.
The lamb shank earned Brownie points for not being fatty, as lamb shanks often are, and the fact the meat fell off the bone.
Posthumous attention to Overby has tended to focus on the more art-historically palatable side of his oeuvre, such as his cast-latex pieces-- works that neatly dovetailed with the post-Minimalist tendencies of the late '60s and early '70s (and earned brownie points in the '90s alongside the revival of such gestures by artists like Rachel Whiteread).
So Harding straight away earned brownie points by replying: "Will midday on Wednesday be convenient?
Erik, who not too long ago earned Brownie points wiping tables and mopping floors, gets along well with his jailers, Vicary said.
I could have signed this into law, and earned brownie points, but I know the government wouldn't be able to meet this,'' Mr.
Winning trainer Walter Swinburn, rapidly finding his feet beneath the trainer's desk after taking over from his father-in-law P eter Harris, earned brownie points here as the winner carried the colours of his mother-in-law Carole.
The Abbey National earned brownie points in the financial world (which is tired of cover-ups) by being the first to put up its hand and admit to exposure to the problem.