What is another word for suck up to?

211 synonyms found


[ sˈʌk ˈʌp tuː], [ sˈʌk ˈʌp tuː], [ s_ˈʌ_k ˈʌ_p t_uː]

Synonyms for Suck up to:

How to use "Suck up to" in context?

There's a term tossed around in workplaces and beyond that many people don't really understand. It's called "suck up." And it basically means acting as a sycophant, approving everything your superiors say and doing whatever they ask in order to curry favor. Who started using this phrase, and why? It's not 100% clear, but it might have something to do with early 20th century American politician William Jennings Bryan, who was often referred to as a "suck-up" because he was so galactically loyal to those in power.

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