brown nose


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brown nose

a form of photosensitive dermatitis in cattle, with the most obvious lesion on the muzzle.
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Shamelessly hurling compliments in the direction of Minority Report's creators, he made a pathetic attempt to brown nose his way to a new movie role.
Maybe next year you should stick to your Brown Nose day with the junior Royals.
Celebrity guest Lily Savage qualified for a Brown Nose Award by recalling the time Gaby appeared with her as a stripper.
So don't insult the best fans in the country because Pardew didn't kneel before you like most of the other Premiership brown noses.
Oscar and Timothy wiggled their little brown noses.
Perhaps it was product-tasting day at Cadbury but there were cohorts of suspiciously brown noses from the local management.
His targets on this occasion were blacks, Asians, persons whom he referred to as brown noses and surprisingly persons who were then referred to as "spastic".