Also, kiss up to. Seek or gain favor by fawning or flattery, as in I am not going to kiss as to get the raise I deserve, or If I could find a good way to kiss up to the publisher, my book would be well promoted. The first, a vulgar slangy usage, was first recorded in 1705 as kiss arse, which is still the British usage. The variant, a euphemistic blend of kiss ass and suck up to, dates from the late 1900s.
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Example sentences from the Web for kiss ass
Ass-kicking, bad guy-killing Carter is just a future spinster.
So just looking forward to taking our sweet ass time with this next one.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll|James Joiner|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The revelation that, at age 42, Ben Affleck has one hell of an ass.Year of the Butt: How the Booty Changed the World in 2014|Kevin Fallon|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He tries to kiss her again, but, he writes, “she didn't comply.”
“The entertainers still entertain—and the people still have to get an ass-kicking to go out and vote,” Cosby said.When Bill Cosby N-Bombed the Congressional Black Caucus|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She embraced Otteline; and gave him her hand to kiss, with repeated expressions of future confidence in the husband of her friend.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel hath not known me, and my people hath not understood.
On the impulse he embraced her, and in the darkness found her lips, and the kiss was like a soul touch.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
One more kiss at the carriage-window and the train started, for even Italian trains must start at last.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
And thy oxen, and the ass colts that till the ground, shall eat mingled provender as it was winnowed in the floor.