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.
See also: ass, kiss

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.
See also: ass, kiss

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.
See also: ass, kiss
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We just run after Russians and kiss their ass, and the Archbishop meets with them and gives them medals.
In fact we have to kiss their ass even if their money is responsible for Muslim terrorism around the world.
Now when he won't kiss their ass they want to use their sports pages to get rid of him.
I'm not willing to kiss their ass to be what they want me to be.
Let me know who thinks I am a hack so I can kiss their ass as well.