butter up

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Englisch - Englisch
To flatter, especially with the intent of personal gain

He takes every opportunity to butter up the boss.

flatter with the intention of getting something
{f} suck up, adulate someone in order to gain favor or advantage by behaving obsequiously
If someone butters you up, they try to please you because they want you to help or support them. The bank has to butter up investors because it is in a fiercely competitive market I tried buttering her up. `I've always admired people with these sorts of talents.'
butter somebody up
Say nice things to someone so that they will do what you want

Don’t think you can butter me up that easily.

butter up