(orig. US) sycophancy, toadying.
|Letters Home (1944) 23 July 85: I was disgusted with the ass-kissing.|
|(con. 1944) Prisoners of Combine D 119: Ass-kissing doesn’t do any good around here.|
|Pimp 60: The ass-kissing of the few who had solved the riddle.|
|(con. early 1950s) L.A. Confidential 17: A transfer to the Bureau will take years and lots of ass kissing.|
|Another Day in Paradise 71: The maitre d’ [...] does an excellent job of ass kissing.|
|Indep. on Sun. Culture 26 Sept. 9: Air-kissing and ass-kissing and general falseness and fakery.|
|Guardian Editor 7 Jan. 10: But then again, my personality isn’t conducive to butt-kissing.|