suck-up


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suck-up

(sŭk′ŭp′)
n. Informal
A person who flatters or defers to others obsequiously; a sycophant.
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America saw the debut of "The Mama's Boy" during Super Bowl XXXIX, followed by the introduction of "The Wuss" and "The Suck-Up.
That was part of the great Silicon Valley suck-up contest - this must be part of the great entertainment industry suck-up contest,'' said Gary Ruskin, director of the Congressional Accountability Project, a watchdog group.
The top suck-up was former presidential adviser George Stephanopoulos, for ``biting the ass he once kissed.
Best cop-job I ever had, all guns and bad guys, speed and darkness and violence; no "Officer Friendly" crap, "scratching coupons" (writing traffic tickets) or domestic-disturbance calls, and the best part: every cop in the unit feels the same way; no career ladder-climbers or suck-ups dreaming of a desk job in Community Relations.
In his Hollywood world of suck-ups, she turns out to be a breath of fresh air and he's intrigued.
And bailed-out bankers and Wall Street "stimulus-money" suck-ups should be right behind 'em.
It's time the rest of us showed up on the National Mall and let Obama know that the cocktail party crowd--the suck-ups, the sycophants, and the scaredy-cats--doesn't represent us.
So what does that say for those suck-ups who agreed with everything?
Sheer genius, their display casts light on Kissinger's Broadway obsession (a possible escape from the atrocities he wrought by negotiating the Vietnam War's extension), as well as his wheeler-dealer allure that inspired suck-ups even while panhandling.
You can just imagine what a bunch of suck-ups they'll be in class.
Golf, however, is the Republican game, the capitalist game, the game for suck-ups who want to get close enough to smell their idols.
Hightower advises us to stop "quibbling over which of the namby-pamby corporate suck-ups running for President will do the most for `the cause.