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  • They also led to the most appalling displays of brown-nosing among their more sycophantic colleagues, some of whom could not get down on their knees fast enough when the great man appeared.

    A Covert Affair

  • They also led to the most appalling displays of brown-nosing among their more sycophantic colleagues, some of whom could not get down on their knees fast enough when the great man appeared.

    A Covert Affair

  • At best, he was characterized as naïve; at worst, he was told that this article reek sic of brown-nosing to the financial plutocracy and plain dishonesty.

    Robert Teitelman: The Reaction to Sloan's Bailout Argument

  • “Darling, while you were out becoming one with the llamas, your brown-nosing protégé was quite busy undermining your daughter.”

    I.O.U.

  • This sounds more like a Beach Boys offcut mind, but the lyrics are unimpeachable in their brown-nosing: "They were playing lovely tunes/by the light of the moon."

    Readers recommend: fantasy songs

  • “Sure,” I said after a few moments, “if you're really serious about becoming an obsequious, brown-nosing, apple-polisher like me.”

    I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Thank-You Note

  • The BBC's Andrew Marr, getting his brown-nosing in early with a book entitled The Diamond Queen, describes his youthful republicanism as "an adolescent pose to make me seem clever".

    Prince Charles is the voice of Mel Phillips, not the people | Peter Wilby

  • And so I graciously stepped aside and allowed Mary Pat Glennon, brown-nosing Goody Two-Shoes that she was, to volunteer, thereby increasing her negatives for the next election cycle.

    My One-Term Presidency

  • I'm sure you had a few brown-nosing students who keep in touch with you and are doing great.

    Discourse.net: Patricia D. White to Be Dean of University of Miami School of Law

  • Opting to say nothing, she smiled at Douglas in response, while screaming at T.J. in her head, Wipe your schnoz, you brown-nosing dick.

    I.O.U.

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