keep (one) sweet

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keep (one) sweet

To do nice things for one in order to maintain their loyalty or to elicit some benefit from them in the future. She isn't the easiest person in the world to work for, but she keeps us sweet with a big fat bonus at the end of the year. He's been keeping the superintendent sweet so that he'll get a favorable review at the end of the year.
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keep someone sweet

BRITISH
COMMON If you keep someone sweet, you do something to please them so that they will treat you well in return. Remember to tip the barman to keep him sweet. I like to keep him sweet because he's quite useful to have on our side.
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keep someone sweet

keep someone well disposed towards yourself, especially by favours or bribery. informal
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keep somebody ˈsweet

(informal) be pleasant and nice to somebody, so that they will treat you well: I have to keep my mother sweet because I want to borrow the car.
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Keep us loyal, keep us sweet - keep the profit margin sweeter.
The ministry then gave us a cross-country helicopter ride -- to underline how small the country is, and keep us sweet.
He bought me 20 cigarettes every day and he gave everyone on the wing a shop order to keep us sweet.
But I can't complain about my current life as a punter because bookies right now are bending over backwards to keep us sweet (Arsenal's treble odds aside).
He's got some tables and chairs in an auction in France, wants to send us the receipt to prove he can come up with the deposit and keep us sweet.
While my mates would sit cringing, they would enjoy the free liqueur that was thrown in to keep us sweet.