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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.
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Yes, the economy is improving, and changing the benefits culture earns brownie points but does he really believe promoting gay marriage and sending our money abroad to help well-off countries, when our own people have to resort to food banks and cannot pay their energy bills, will win over Tory voters?
Still, it earns Brownie points for confronting the sex lives of 60-somethings - a rarity in cinema - and, refreshingly, it's a story told from a woman's point of view.
It also earns Brownie points for economy - officially the combined figure is 44.
Here's what the Director, Sneha Agarwal has to say about Prapti's newest feather on the cap with an Exclusive Bridal Section " The Mani Square Mall store earns brownie points for the sheer power of a vantage location backed up by Prapti's promise of quality, designs, and affordable fashion that has already proved its mettle in the ethnic wear category all across.
0 earns brownie points for its tutorial-like exercises that test readers' understanding, its notes, demonstrations, graphical representations, and references and conclusions that all make reading more fun and engaging.
With Lenny hiding a gun inside, Gabriel acts fast to get rid of the fire arm and earns Brownie points with gangster Lenny.