to bow and scrape
/bˈoʊ ænd skɹˈeɪp/
to treat someone in authority with high respect, particularly in order to get their approval
to kiss one's ass
/kˈɪs wˈʌnz ˈæs/
to try to get something from a person by showing insincere kindness to them
to fish for a compliment
/fˈɪʃ fɚɹə kˈɑːmplɪmənt/
to get people to praise one, often by pretending not to be happy with oneself
all mouth (and no trousers)
/ˈɔːl mˈaʊθ ænd nˈoʊ tɹˈaʊsɚz/
used to describe someone who never puts their word into action
to lick one's boots
/lˈɪk wˈʌnz bˈuːts/
to try to please or get closer to someone for one's personal gain
to call one's bluff
/kˈɔːl wˈʌnz blˈʌf/
to challenge a person to carry out their seemingly fake threats or claims in order to expose them
to shoot a line about sth
/ʃˈuːt ɐ lˈaɪn ɐbˌaʊt ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to lie, exaggerate, or boast about something
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