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English definition of “suck up to sb”

suck up to sb

informal disapproving phrasal verb with suck     /sʌk/ verb
to try to make someone in authority approve of you by doing and saying things that will please them: "Why do you think he offered to take all that work home ?" "Ah, he's just sucking up to the boss ."Praising insincerely or too eagerly
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