kiss up to someone

kiss up to (one)

slang To flatter, praise, or agree with one in a sycophantic manner. He's always kissing up to the teacher, so it isn't surprising that no one else in the class likes him. The boss doesn't like it when people kiss up to her like that.
See also: kiss, to, up
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kiss up to someone

in. to flatter someone; to make over someone. I’m not going to kiss up to anybody to get what’s rightfully mine.
See also: kiss, someone, to, up
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