But, as ITV's Simon Cowell brown-nosers
dutifully paraded a few genuinely funny excerpts from around the world in their promotional clips' show Planet's Got Talent, they scored a spectacular own goal.
No, he knew he couldn't so after the incoming tide washed around his feet he told the brown-nosers
"Let all men know how empty and worthless is the power of kings.
He prefers to do his Pilates classes alone, detests brown-nosers
, and can't appreciate some good-natured ribbing at a political roast.
What hope of survival would any bank have with Akelites and brown-nosers
of the comrade Tof as its directors and top executives?
Another sign of an "all-about-image" office: if you notice that brown-nosers
who aren't necessarily the best at their jobs but who suck up to the managers constantly are getting promoted.
And the old man, exultant, would grab himself by the suspenders and take his best battery of lapidary arguments and he would say that they could shoot the Buddhist in the head and he would land on his feet, because he was the king of all the acrobats, gold-diggers, brown-nosers
, and other fauna who circulated in those parts, and he would teach them, just as soon as he sucked down every last oyster and got himself drunk, he would show up their acolytes and buffoons, that stubby Azocar and Tomasito Lago, Fuenzalida and Orlandini and Arce--pure trash, all of them--and he would leave Vincentito Huidobro for the end, that little mommy and daddy's boy, and then he would proclaim in a thundering drunk voice:
Big Brother came higher in the grumble list than muggers, while grumpy Brits are also more aggrieved about noisy eaters and brown-nosers
than neighbours from hell and the binge drinking culture.
Seeing this, the toadies, sycophants, brown-nosers
and petit bourgeois of the Edwardian era followed his lead and acquired their own Panamas and - lo and behold - a uniform was born.
Workers who survive the layoff are thought to be brown-nosers
, to have played the corporate game, or to be more political than those laid off.
Petersen is the highest-ranking person I have ever observed to travel anywhere, even down the hall, without a cavalcade of briefcase-holders and brown-nosers
swirling around him.
We are still suffering the political consequences of this megalomaniac's folly, even though many of our countrymen have never stopped believing the myth of his greatness that he cultivated during his autocratic rule with the assistance of self-serving brown-nosers
and gullible simpletons.
The slackers take on the brown-nosers
in "Employee of the Month," a spoof of consumerism and competition that's slightly smarter than might be expected for a pic aimed at the Jessica Simpson demographic.