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sweeten someone up

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sweeten someone up

verb phrase

  1. To bribe or otherwise recompense someone in exchange for something: He had to sweeten the cops up even after he had the license
  2. To flatter and cajole someone; SUCK UP TO someone: He sweetened the audience up a little by praising the town (1950s+)
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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