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- noun colloquial One who
flattersa supervisor, or superior, in order to get special attention
- verb Form of
kiss up: to pay false flatteryto another, particularly a superior at work, in order to get special attention.
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A great example of the un-cultured, un-educated, got my chance by luck and I will kiss-up to get somewhere trash mentality of America.
Unconcerned about viruses the kiss-up kids in her class always made sure she had the latest protection, she brought up the e-mail and read:
The God Hater Bill Myers 2010
Bet MS, Management surrounds itself ONLY with those who kiss-up.
Do they get the anti-Bush tax McCain or the new kiss-up to Bush 95% of the time?
Why didn't Obama condemn that error is judgment when he gave his kiss-up 2004 convention speech?
In some Latin American countries, the panderer is a sobón, or kiss-up.
I'm gonna look like the kiss-up in the class, but it's true that YOU have inspired and pushed me.
the tipping point... 2008
Chad is a hopeless kiss-up who carries a squash racket in his backpack in hopes of one-day playing a round with Barwick, his boss.
They always want the Obama team to give, kiss-up and play lap dog for Hillary, but never go the other way when Hillary is driving a stake through the Obama team.
It took me a while to realize that he was a bona fide jerkwad on account of the fact that I was a bona fide kiss-up.