sidle up

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Verb1.sidle up - ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior; "She is playing up to the chairman"
ingratiate - gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
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Her debut album is a sly delight, another taste of the rare voice summoned on her early singles as the balmy tropical grooves sidle up beside your ears rather than swiping you off your feet.
If they get it wrong, I sidle up to waiting parents and whisper: "You're in the clear - your kid failed the audition.
WOULD anyone else out there like to sidle up to last week's loser Aoiffe Madden and say, in the style of the Ferrero Rocher ad, "Oh Aoiffe, with your mad eyes and constant bitching, you are really spoiling us"?