arse lick n.
1. (Ireland) an act of sycophancy.
|‘On the Act of Settlement’ in Carpenter Verse in English from Tudor & Stuart Eng. (2003) 360: And if the English dogges beginn to barke, / Weel stop theyr mouthes and arselickes without Corke.|
2. (orig. US) a toady, a sycophant, a groveller.
|Secret of Fire Five 146: He’s Steicher’s biggest ass-lick, but not a bad guy when you can get him alone.|
|Filth 268: Arselick Lennox in Toalie’s office.|
|Fade In mag. 🌐 Maybe some ratbag producer will say, ‘Hey, that asslick is your agent? I’ll have him send me one of your scripts.’.|
|Gutshot Straight [ebook] ‘Why did you give this ass-lick the job?’.|