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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
The players, hey, keep earning Brownie points by doing nice things for the community.
No matter what your motivator, staying out of the doghouse, earning brownie points or spreading smiles to those you care about, BigDates-Solutions.