kiss (one's) ass

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kiss (one's) ass

rude slang To flatter, fawn over, or eagerly agree with one, especially a person of higher authority, as a means of currying favor. Primarily heard in US. It's no wonder you're the teacher's favorite from the way you kiss her ass! Look, it's just the nature of this business that sometimes you have to kiss ass if you want to get ahead.
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kiss someone's ass

Sl. to fawn over someone; to flatter and curry favor with someone. (Potentially offensive. Use ass with discretion.) What does he expect me to do? Kiss his ass? I won't kiss your ass for anything.
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kiss ass

Also, kiss up to. Seek or gain favor by fawning or flattery, as in I am not going to kiss as to get the raise I deserve, or If I could find a good way to kiss up to the publisher, my book would be well promoted. The first, a vulgar slangy usage, was first recorded in 1705 as kiss arse, which is still the British usage. The variant, a euphemistic blend of kiss ass and suck up to, dates from the late 1900s.
See also: ass, kiss

kiss ass

behave in an obsequious or sycophantic way. North American vulgar slang
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kiss ass

Vulgar Slang
To act submissively or obsequiously in order to gain favor.
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Imagine having to creep around the odious Bernie Ecclestone, literally stooping lower than you ever thought possible, to kiss his ass for giving you a private plunge pool and close-up glimpse of Lionel Richie's tonsils?
Everyone there is pretty much on the payroll so they all just kiss his ass, and tell him how much they love watching him and his videos.
Prior to December 8's fight, Roach commented on Marquez' muscular body, telling USA Today, "If [his body] is natural, I will kiss his ass.
He told me Kim Smith and the Circuit Court could kiss his ass.
Or he can go for the Portuguese side with all guns blazing - then stick his head between his legs and kiss his ass goodbye for the SPL or a farewell treble.
The working class could kiss his ass, he'd got the croquet-lawn at last.