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English definition of “earn/get/score brownie points”

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earn/get/score brownie points

humorous
to get praise or approval for something you have done: I thought I could score some brownie points with my mother-in-law by offering to cook dinner.
Translations of “earn/get/score brownie points”
in Chinese (Traditional) (因做…)得到讚許…
in Chinese (Simplified) (因做…)得到赞许…
(Definition of earn/get/score brownie points from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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