lick someone's arse
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lick (someone's) arse
rude slang To flatter, fawn over, or eagerly agree with (someone, especially a person of higher authority) as a means of currying favor. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. It's no wonder you're the teacher's favourite from the way you lick her arse!
lick (someone's) ass
rude slang To flatter, fawn over, or eagerly agree with (someone, 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 lick her ass! Look, it's just the nature of this business that sometimes you have to lick ass if you want to get ahead.
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lick someone's arseBRITISH, INFORMAL, VERY RUDE
If one person licks another's arse, they try very hard to please the second person or say nice things about them. Note: `Arse' is a very rude word for a person's bottom. I don't feel bad about slagging Jim off since everybody else is licking his arse. Note: This expression is used disapprovingly. Note: You can call someone who does this an arselicker. The activity of doing this is called arselicking. Everett, you're not the arselicker everybody thinks you are. Meanwhile, we were down on our hands and knees arselicking all day, because if you upset somebody you had nowhere else to go.
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lick someone's arse= lick someone's boots. vulgar slang
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