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- noun idiomatic One who
brownnoses( flattersor humorssomebody in an obsequiousmanner for personal gain); one who sucks up; a bootlicker, ass- kisser, sycophant.
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A metaphorical image: when kissing the arse/ass of another person, one's nose is liable to be covered in brown feces.
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