Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of kiss-up.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He probably was being obsequious and simply kissing-up to his captors/torturers in an effort to show them that he was fully compliant and there was no need to nearly drown him again!

    David Danzig: Bush Speech Writer Makes Jack Bauer Look Reasonable

  • How much of self advancement at the expense of others and kissing-up came down to the Bush Boys through the generations -!

    Aposiopetic

  • Looking good in the boss 'eyes without losing your co-workers' respect requires a mix of quality work, communication and a smidgen of subtle kissing-up.

    USATODAY.com - Butter up your boss without being obvious

  • With a laugh like Elmer Fudd on meth and a disposition as even-keeled as a glass of milk, Norm tolerated Ashley's strategic kissing-up -- something she did on the off chance they might be in a position to make Mike sit out a round, of course.

    Slashfood

  • He F\%$K-up the economy and now he wants to F&\%K around with safety of our Country by kissing-up to terrorist???

    Yahoo! Buzz US: Top Stories

  • They are still, to this day, attempting to placate their adversaries by bowing and scraping and diplomatically "kissing-up".

    Capitol Hill Coffee House

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    Judith M. Bardwick: Employees Feelings Really Matter!

  • After sitting quietly the day before, just about everyone wanted to get in on Alex/Xander’s kissing-up action, it seemed.

    Freefall

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    Judith M. Bardwick: Employees Feelings Really Matter!

  • Because it’s Scoble there’s going to be a lot of kissing-up and groveling, that’s for sure.

    Scripting News for 7/19/2006 « Scripting News Annex

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