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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There's also a pre-show party in an exclusive VIP lounge, a sizzling chef's table buffet and a dessert and candy station to keep you sweet.
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May you have enough happiness to keep you sweet, enough trials to keep you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to keep you happy, enough failure to keep you humble, enough success to keep you eager, enough friends to give you comfort, enough faith and courage in yourself to banish sadness, enough wealth to meet your needs and one thing more: enough determination to make each day a more wonderful day than the one before.
He's not even honouring his position as a father if he's using the threat of cutting off all contact with his son to keep you sweet.
Saying he will learn to budget better is probably nothing but a game to keep you sweet so you'll continue bankrolling him.
They are not going to stop to keep you sweet either.