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What does "butter up" mean?



 
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What does "butter up" mean? #1 (permalink) Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:15 am   What does "butter up" mean?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #166 "Phrasal Verbs (B to C)", question 5

Ken tried to ......... his teachers in order to get a good report card.

(a) butter up
(b) butter over
(c) butter in

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #166 "Phrasal Verbs (B to C)", answer 5

Ken tried to butter up his teachers in order to get a good report card.

Correct answer: (a) butter up

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What does "butter up" mean? #2 (permalink) Mon Jun 15, 2009 15:20 pm   What does "butter up" mean?
 

He did everything he could to win his teacher's approval. Went messages. Made coffee. Carried their books etc,.
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What does "butter up" mean? #3 (permalink) Tue Nov 29, 2011 14:09 pm   What does "butter up" mean?
 

Is it something like to ingratiate with someone,to fawn, slaver?
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