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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Punters with a copy of the Mirror will win PS5 if they sidle up to the Captain and whisper: "You are Captain Trilby.
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"?
A FEW years ago, it took a brave man to sidle up to a newsagents counter and pay for a Valentine card.