kiss ass

kiss ass
: to act obsequiously especially to gain favor — usually considered vulgar

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see kiss
vulgar slang behave in an obsequious or sycophantic way

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kiss ass
US informal + impolite
1 or kiss someone's ass or Brit kiss someone's arse : to be nice to people in order to make them like you or give something to you

He says he doesn't want a promotion if he has to kiss ass to get it.

— used to show that you are angry at someone

He told me to leave, and I told him he could kiss my ass!

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Main Entry:kiss

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kiss sb's ˈarse idiom
(BrE) (NAmE kiss sb's ˈass, kiss ˈass) (taboo, slang) to be very nice to sb in order to persuade them to help you or to give you sth  A more polite way to express this is lick sb's boots.
Main entry:kissidiom

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  • kiss ass — kiss (someone s) ass American, very informal to try too hard to please someone and to agree with everything they say, in a way which other people find unpleasant. If you want promotion around here, you re going to have to kiss ass …   New idioms dictionary

  • kiss-ass — kiss ,ass noun count usually singular AMERICAN OFFENSIVE an insulting word for someone who does nice things for another person, but only because that other person is in a position to help them …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • kiss-ass — 1. n. someone who is servile and obsequious. (Rude and derogatory.) □ I’m fed up with that kiss ass! D Don’t be such a sniveling kiss ass! 2. mod. servile and obsequious. (Usually objectionable.) □ He can be so kiss ass. It makes me sick. □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • kiss ass — vb American to abase oneself, flatter or curry favour. A contemptuous description of obsequi ous or toadying behaviour. ► You wouldn t like it [working in a large corporation]; the first thing you d have to do is to learn to kiss ass. (Recorded,… …   Contemporary slang

  • kiss-ass — n American a sycophantic person, a crawler . This term of contempt can also be employed as an adjective, as in a kiss ass speech , for instance …   Contemporary slang

  • kiss ass — [B] be nice to get favors, brown nose    I won t kiss ass to get a job. I refuse to be a slave …   English idioms

  • kiss ass — phrasal usually vulgar to act obsequiously especially to gain favor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kiss ass — verb to flatter or perform favors excessively, especially to receive preferential treatment from a boss or other superior; to behave obsequiously …   Wiktionary

  • kiss-ass — noun An obsequious person …   Wiktionary

  • kiss-ass — adjective (only before noun) AmE slang a very impolite word used to describe the behaviour of someone who tries too hard to please other people …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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