fawn over

fawn (all) over (one)

To flatter and fuss over one to an excessive degree, especially in a sycophantic or obsequious manner. Any time that famous singer comes here, people can't help themselves— they just start fawning all over her. You're not going to get ahead by fawning over the boss like that. She really hates brown-nosers.
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fawn (all) over someone

Fig. to flatter someone or attend to someone excessively; to curry favor with someone. Please stop fawning all over the guests. You are embarrassing me. She always fawns over us when we visit.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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