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  • n. Plural form of brown-nose.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of brown-nose.


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  • He smarmily brown-noses Gretchen, telling her that he could imagine Jackie Kennedy in her outfit so he doesn't understand why she is merely safe and then turns around and tells the camera it's total bullshit, he doesn't think JK would ever wear any of those pieces.

    Holly Cara Price: Rubbernecking: Project Runway Episode 8, "A Rough Day on the Runway"

  • This place is for people with brains, not for brown-noses like you.

    Election Central Sunday Roundup

  • Stephen Harper bluffs his way when necessary, brown-noses when opportune and bullies when he feels like it.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • A finance minister with no legitimate training in economics, spoon-fed all his ministery's policies by better-educated economic theorists, and feebly toeing his party's shocking cowardice in matters of human rights when it doesn't concern local friends from the struggle, while the Dalai Lama is respected for his efforts for world peace and the spreading of tolerance, even while his country is brutalised by the totalitarian Chinese regime our cabinet brown-noses?


  • From right, Mr. McQueen (Patrick Harvey, a Stella Adler Studio student) brown-noses his boss, Mr. Cladwell (2009 Princeton graduate Jon Feyer) in the song "Mr. Cladwell."

    Princeton University Top Stories

  • "He pimps for Jack and brown-noses the whole family.

    American Tabloid


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