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kiss up to

Slang definitions & phrases for kiss up to

kiss up to

verb phrase

To flatter obsequiously: kisses up to the popular crowd

suck up to

verb phrase

To flatter and cajole someone; curry favor with someone; brown-nose, suck ass: He gets ahead by sucking up to the mayor/ They are boss kisser-uppers. They kiss up to the boss (entry form 1860+, variant 1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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