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- n. Alternative spelling of brownnose.
- v. Alternative spelling of brownnose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. flatter with the intention of getting something
Sorry, no etymologies found.
My guess is behind his back they called him "Rudolph the brown-nose reindeer."
Option C: Stern admonishment for the flagrant disregard shown to our generous and gracious host. (brown-nose grovel & boot lick - can I read what the Rhino has read?)
What intrigues me is that he must be so surrounded by brown-nose twittering sycophants that he doesnt realise that EVERYONE who comes into contact with him (well, at least me, three of my friends and anyone else I have ever met who has known him) regard his weird, fat-lady pear-shaped body an inescapable topic of conversation.
Oh, yeah, and if my dad liked me as much as the neighbor kid who's a 'brown-nose' ....
If she wanted an extra change, she'd have to beg and brown-nose the nannychka, as the orderly was addressed by the screaming women.
Then only the brown-nose or malicious supervisors got you to do it …. so they decided that drastic action was needed … … they went for …. a RE-BRAND and a RE-LAUNCH … so CPD became PDR (Personal Development Review .. or Pointless Document Revamped).
Yes, I know you and Brown are a pair of smart arses, and don't like taking advice from anyone not a brown-nose of your team, but, in your interest in avoiding the ignominity that history will remember you as guilty of, I thought you may be interested.
I've heard you speak a few a times now and don't take this as a "brown-nose, fan-boy" comment, but you have a great speaking voice.
As long as police and judiciary are promoted based on their ability to brown-nose the elite, things will continue as they are.
They become middle managers very quickly because they figure ou t how to brown-nose and do it vigorously and with gusto.
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