brown nose


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brown nose

n
(Veterinary Science) vet science a form of light sensitization in cattle
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To be a brown nose on your platform - a 'management lackie'.
"The discoloration is just a lack of pigment, melanin in her skin and her hair follicles, but they have a brown nose and brown eyes, so they are not a true albino," says Wendy Russeff, Randall Oaks Park & Zoo division manager.
The Queen's financial advisers have been criticised for bringing the "monarchy into disrepute" and some honourable brown nose will no doubt be brought to task.
Do not be under the impression that young professional groups are for boring people who want to brown nose their way through the ranks and not do the hard work.
I did attempt a brown nose with eyeliner (despite my husband informing me that monkeys don't have brown noses) but by the time I unbuckled my son from his car seat on arrival at nursery, he'd rubbed it off.
4 Has the BBC's now forelock-less Andrew Marr changed his name to Andrew Ma'am by Royal Brown Nose Decree?
Their bigoted leadership and the affiliated ( brown nose) media outlets, disingenuously still believe that they have the moral authority to accuse the Government of South Sudan GOSS, and the Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement SPLM of a so-called " Massive corruption" and squandering of its share of the oil revenue, which often comes late, if at all.
As a backer of Spectait on his last three runs on the sand, I couldn't not take a view in the Spring Mile, so I'd played, pounds 100 on his eager, brown nose at a generous 8-1 the night before the race.
At the risk of appearing to brown nose the boss here's a note about the World Architecture You Festival site at www.worldarchitecturefestival.com.
THE much-coveted Order of the Brown Nose goes to Plaid's Vice-President, MEP Jill Evans, for the following words on her leader.
Mr Brown Nose: the problem here is that anyone who wants to get on has to indulge in a bit of 'cosying up' to the boss.
Over here, Britain is preparing to play the role of brown nose Robin to Batman Bush by making the armed forces take over from the firefighters.