ingratiate oneself

ingratiate oneself
CURRY FAVOUR WITH, cultivate, win over, get in someone's good books; toady to, crawl to, grovel to, fawn over, kowtow to, play up to, pander to, flatter, court; informal suck up to, rub up the right way, lick someone's boots.

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