suck up to (one)

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suck up to (one)

To seek the approval, attention, or support of others, especially superiors, through abject subservience, flattery, or fawning. I'm not doing well at all in math this year, so it seems like sucking up to the teacher is my only hope for a good grade! Don't suck up to me with chocolates and sweet talk—just tell me what you want!
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suck up to someone

Sl. to attempt to gain influence with or favor from someone. In school, Richard was always sucking up to the teacher. Don't suck up to me. It won't do any good.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

suck up to

Behave obsequiously towards, ingratiate oneself with, as in Now that he's the boss they're all sucking up to him, hoping to get big raises. [ Vulgar slang; mid-1800s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

suck up to someone

in. to attempt to gain influence with or favor from someone. Don’t suck up to me. It won’t do any good.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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