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  • noun Plural form of brown-noser.

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Examples

  • You can't take the one or two brown-nosers in your classes that you think could compete at Yale and generalize that to the student body; you can find a few at every law school, even Nova.

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  • No one likes rich actors, but everyone except for crotch-sniffing brown-nosers really hates big-time producers, moguls, corporate suits, etc.

    Matthew Yglesias » Movie Stars’ Declining Real Wages

  • He was plenty old enough, if he thought about it, to be her father, but in the society of the tour bus — a kind of school bus, with the discipline problems in the back and the brown-nosers up front near the lecturers — they were all in the same grade.

    The Apparition

  • He was plenty old enough, if he thought about it, to be her father, but in the society of the tour bus — a kind of school bus, with the discipline problems in the back and the brown-nosers up front near the lecturers — they were all in the same grade.

    The Apparition

  • One reason for the overconfidence is that managers surround themselves with yes-men and brown-nosers.

    Two Flawless Articles on Overconfidence, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Medvedev told us that the Kremlin doesn't need brown-nosers, it requires an honest and independent picture of what is actually going on.

    Beset By A Million Bureaucrats

  • Just about everyone today are complete brown-nosers when it comes to them, so when I get into their work too much, I feel like I'm just hopping on a bandwagon.

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  • The Annotated Interview of almost former Vice President (and soon to be convicted felon if there is a speck of justice in the world) Richard Cheney by Jon Ward and John Solomon, The Washington Times (well-known brown-nosers and sycophants.)

    From Our Favorite Dick's Own Pie-hole

  • He was plenty old enough, if he thought about it, to be her father, but in the society of the tour bus — a kind of school bus, with the discipline problems in the back and the brown-nosers up front near the lecturers — they were all in the same grade.

    The Apparition

  • I can only suggest Mr Crawford that you look at your motives and remember that it is the citizenry of other nations that have a voice in their affairs and unwanted self appointed crusaders with their own agenda brown-nosers to state power are not wanted as well as being highly patronising.

    "US Developing Separate JSF for Foreign Partners"

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