toady (up) to (one)(redirected from toadying to)
toady (up) to (one)
To attempt to gain or maintain support, approval, or advantage from one through fawning, flattery, or other such sycophantic behavior. That sniveling twerp is always toadying up to the boss. Plenty of people toady up to her now that she's become so wealthy and powerful.
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toady (up) to someone
to fawn over someone; to try to flatter and impress someone. Carl is always toadying up to people. He has never toadied to me!
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