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To try hard to please or impress someone

talk the talk

to talk convincingly about doing something rather than actually doing it

charm

verb

to deliberately make someone like you so that they do what you want them to do

court

verb

to try to impress or please someone because you want them to help you in some way

be on your best behaviour

to behave very well, usually because you want to please someone

butter up

to be nice to someone so that they will help or support you

propitiate

verb

to try to stop someone from being angry with you by doing something to please them

suck up

to be very nice to someone in authority so that they will treat you well

pander to

to do or say what someone wants in order to please them, even though you know it is not right

kowtow

verb

to try very hard to please someone, in a way that other people find annoying

crawl

verb

to try extremely hard to please someone, in order to gain an advantage, in a way that makes other people not respect you

kimchi

a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices

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jones

a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something

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