Translation of "butter sb up" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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butter sb up

informal
phrasal verb with butter uk /ˈbʌt.ər/ us /ˈbʌt̬.ɚ/ verb [ T ]

to be very kind or friendly to someone or try to please someone, so that that person will do what you want them to do

奉承(某人);拍(某人的)马屁
You'll have to butter them up a bit before they'll agree. 你得奉承他们一下,他们才会同意。

(Translation of “butter sb up” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)