kiss ass v.
(orig. US) to be subservient, to toady, to be generally sycophantic.
|[||Misogonus in (1906) IV i: Leave this brawing and wawling! for shame! gup! kiss arse! will you, none?].|
|in Prelude (1967) 274: A kiss-ass attitude; you can kiss ass.|
|Old Bunch (1946) 517: He’d be disbarred before he’d kiss-ass to that two-faced mutt.|
|in Derelicts of Company K (1978) 235: They want to kiss-ass them guys.|
|(con. 1940s) Wax Boom 43: You’ll kiss ass through proper channels [...] just like everybody else.|
|(con. 1970) 13th Valley (1983) 252: What’s he think they sent him over here for, ta kiss gook ass?|
|Sl. U. 119: kiss ass/kiss butt to try to impress, brownnose.|
|Source Oct. 90: We ain’t takin’ no shit. We ain’t kissin’ no butt.|
|Rough Riders 51: One guy looking to kiss federal ass and that’s the end of finding James Singleton.|