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brown (somebody) up

[cf. W3 brownnose (from the implication that servility is tantamount to having one's nose in the anus of the person from whom advancement is sought) slang: apple-polish; toady] v.phr. to curry somebody's favor. (Exuma)

Tags: verb, verb phrase

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Last update: 2010-09-13 01:44
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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