teacher's pet


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*teacher's pet

the teacher's favorite student. (*Typically: be ~; become ~.) Sally is the teacher's pet. She always gets special treatment. The other students don't like the teacher's pet.
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teacher's pet

A person who has gained favor with authority, as in Al has managed to be teacher's pet in any job he has held. This expression transfers the original sense of a teacher's favorite pupil to broader use. [1920s]
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teacher's pet

Someone who seeks preferential treatment. A derisive epithet hurled at a student who tries to curry a teacher's favor in hopes of a better grade. Such a charge, valid or not, often led to cloakroom or schoolyard challenges and bloody noses. Outside of school, it was applied to people who insinuated themselves to authority in the hope of special treatment. The French equivalent is “teacher's little cabbage.”
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The Teacher's Pet Program is open to K-12 organizations at accredited institutions in the United States.
Because they think in words, those who are strong in word smarts were the teacher's pet in English and creative writing and learn most quickly through lectures and books.
Leon Osman also gave an interview saying how Ross deserves his position as 'teacher's pet' at Finch Farm but Ossie was teacher's pet at the cliub for over a decade so he's probably just had his nose put out of joint.
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Then one day, she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet into her deadly enemy.
Elliot also played a teacher's pet in the most recent Harry Potter film.
Confident that she's teacher's pet, Rosie flirts with another pupil, which annoys his girlfriend Tina and they get into a fight.
SLEEPING With Teacher illustrated the short journey from teacher's pet to teacher petting.
But don't worry - the blonde beauty is no teacher's pet.
Disney's teacher's pet (Cert U, 70 mins, Walt Disney Home Entertainment, pounds 12.
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