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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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.
The business community is better served by entrepreneurial self-organizers who know how to think systemically than it is by suck-ups who spent four years prepping for a job.
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.
The IAPA delegates, he declared, were "cobas," a word that can mean liars or suck-ups, who work only for the interests of powerful media owners.