a credit toward advancement or good standing gained especially by currying favor.
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Which of the options below is the best punctuation for the sentence? It__s your turn to pick the movie __ but your sister gets to pick the board game we _ re going to play.
Its your turn to pick the movie but your sister gets to pick the board game we’re going to play.
It’s your turn to pick the movie but your sister gets to pick the board game were going to play.
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Origin of Brownie point
First recorded in 1960–65; from the point system based on good behavior and performance used by Brownies for advancement
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British Dictionary definitions for brownie point
a notional mark to one's credit earned for being seen to do the right thing
Word Origin for Brownie point
C20: from the mistaken notion that Brownie Guides earn points for good deeds
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