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Truth, Secrecy, & Deception - Flattery & Bragging

Discover how English idioms like "fish for a compliment" and "bow and scrape" relate to flattery and bragging in English.

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English idioms relate to Truth, Secrecy, & Deception
to bow and scrape

to treat someone in authority with high respect, particularly in order to get their approval

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to kiss one's ass

to try to get something from a person by showing insincere kindness to them

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to fish for a compliment

to get people to praise one, often by pretending not to be happy with oneself

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all mouth (and no trousers)

used to describe someone who never puts their word into action

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to lick one's boots

to try to please or get closer to someone for one's personal gain

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