(orig. US) to toady;hence as n. ass-kiss, sycophancy.
|From Here to Eternity (1998) 340: He had earned the management of his gambling shed by being in the same company 17 years and ass-kissing his superiors every minute of that time.|
|(con. early 1950s) Valhalla 268: That rank-happy bastard could ass-kiss all he wanted to.|
|Flesh Peddlers (1964) 327: Never petty, never ass-kissing or polishing the red apple for anyone.|
|Sun. Mirror 21 Aug. 8: We weren’t ass-kissing.|
|Wire ser. 2 ep. 9 [TV script] This new Asec, thinks it’s all loyalty and ass-kiss.‘Stray Rounds’|