Kiss-up meaning

Form of kiss up: to pay false flattery to another, particularly a superior at work, in order to get special attention.

Yes, I watched Joe kissing-up to that fat-ass and was very annoyed when he got my promotion!

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(idiomatic) To pay false flattery to another, particularly a superior at work, in order to get special attention.

Yes, I watched Joe kissing up the boss and was very annoyed when he got my promotion!

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(intransitive, idiomatic) To pay false flattery.

He kisses up more than he works.

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(colloquial) One who flatters a supervisor, or superior, in order to get special attention.

Joe got that promotion because he was a kiss-up, not because he knew the job.

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