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To try hard to please or impress someone - synonyms or related words

talk the talk

to talk convincingly about doing something rather than actually doing it



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



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



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

suck up

showing disapproval 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



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



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



a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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