kiss up to - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] American informal
present tense
I/you/we/theykiss up to
he/she/itkisses up to
present participlekissing up to
past tensekissed up to
past participlekissed up to
  1. kiss up to someone showing disapproval to try to please a powerful person, because you want them to do something for you
See also main entry: kiss