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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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"Earning brownie points through the politicisation of forces was as wrong as using photographs of defence personnel to take political mileage," the Chief Minister said in a statement issued here.
THE stormy weather last week had me stuck indoors for a change, so I was set on earning brownie points clearing the shed and sorting out fishing gear that has accumulated in the house rather than its approved storage spot.
Like the star pupil earning brownie points with his teacher, Kramer was proud of his suggestion.
Venus pitched on McBean for the second half - the Californian earning brownie points for defying the bitter cold with a short-sleeved shirt - and the Sky Blues certainly made a far livelier start.
Our openness is never about earning brownie points or scoring high in popularity and "good perception" ratings.
While educating the end consumer, hotels would also be earning brownie points for cutting their carbon footprint.
I think the bold turquoise and rich gold is my favourite and a sure way of earning brownie points. An ideal gift for a fashionista in the family.
Yadav, 5' 10.5'', seems to be earning brownie points in Houghton's book -- thanks to the Briton's demand for tall players -- even if he lacks talent to compete at the top- level.
I wonder if someone at the top is trying to justify their job by thinking up hare-brained ideas keeping them employed, earning brownie points and all they are doing is wasting money.
What a pity politicians have lost sight of this fact and are more concerned with earning brownie points with their political parties in order to feather their own nests.
Far from earning brownie points from the boss, those working long hours and passing up the chance to soak up the sun on holiday are the most likely to get shown the door when it comes to job cuts, Cooper says.
Summary: 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.
KEITH LASLEY reckons Motherwell deserve to be cut some slack for their poor start to the season after earning brownie points from their last two campaigns.