butter up someone Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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butter up someone

phrasal verb with butter verb
to ​please someone, esp. by ​praising that ​person in ​order to get him or her to ​agree to something: A ​companywishing to ​influence the ​government must butter up both ​parties in the ​House and the Senate.
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