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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.
See also: fawn, over

fawn (up)on someone

Fig. to praise and flatter someone. Aunt Mabel fawned on the new baby till the poor child was rescued by her mother. I hate the way our aunts fawn on us at family gatherings.
See also: fawn, on
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The fawners treat it as a joke, "Philip is a bit of a card", then on Remembrance Day we remember what a bit of a card Hitler was
So many fawners have told this airhead that she's irresistibly bubbly she's come to believe it.
She seemed confused, suddenly confronted not by fawners but by unexpected protest.
There are fawners, often drawn from the same pool as the abused.
Probably because of the country's history, fawners were never popular in Ireland.
In the same way that Julius Caesar, in his Shakespearean incarnation, surrounded himself with sycophants and came to grief one day at the forum, Ferguson now takes questions only from the fawners and flatterers of United's in-house media.