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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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In other words, because it didn't fawningly accept every official handout, anti because it wasn't 100% pro.
We've mentioned him before and spoke fawningly of a man who is "everything we want in a blues musician - deep voiced, guitar and banjo-strumming and with roots in the darkest, deepest South of the 1920s and 1930s".
Plop down in 99 per cent of steak restaurants, and you'll fawningly be offered choice cuts such as fillet, New York strip, ribeye and sirloin.
Many of those in the West who have fawningly embraced Indian spirituality awaken some fine morning to the realization that religion is partly an expression of social structure, and that they may have unwittingly swallowed -- hook, line, and sinker -- some values and assumptions of a staunchly authoritative patriarchy.
This was after she fawningly applauded new Labour leader Ed Miliband at the Labour Party conference, when he suggested that our involvement in the Iraq war was wrong.
He is head and shoulders above the two fops, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, fawningly played by Jordan Coughtry and Michael Pesoli, respectively (both of whom have other roles in the production).
He has dumbed himself down, renouncing his undoubted intelligence and top educational qualifications, as he happily pursues the bankruptcy economics dictated by the man he fawningly refers to in public as 'our president'.