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butter (someone) up

Meaning: (相手に気に入られてようとして)お世辞を言う、(何かを得ようとして)ごまをする

For Example:

‣ If you want something, just tell me. I don't like that you're buttering up to me.

欲しいもんがあるんやったら、はっきり言いまい。お世辞は結構。


‣ She's trying to butter up to her father hoping he would buy her a car for her birthday.

彼女は誕生日に車を買ってもらえるように、父親にごまをすっている。

Synonym:

to please someone in order to win his/her favor

to flatter someone in order to win his/her favor

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