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kiss up

slang To habitually offer flattery in the hope of gaining favor; to behave sycophantically. Stop kissing up just to try to get an A. Just study like everyone else.
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kiss up

v. Slang
To praise or flatter someone excessively in order to gain his or her favor: You'll get the job if you kiss up enough. Stop kissing up to them and tell them what you really think.
See also: kiss, up
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