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Are the phrases used? I mean it's slang....... "Suck up"https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/suck+up

  1. (verb) To habitually offer flattery in the hope of gaining favor; to behave sycophantically.

    • Stop sucking up just to try to get an A. Just study like everyone else.
  2. (noun) A person who habitually offers flattery in the hope of gaining favor; a sycophant. In this usage, the phrase is usually hyphenated.

    • Billy is always complimenting the teacher on her hair. What a suck-up.

"Suck up to" https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/suck-up-to-sb

"Why do you think he offered to take all that work home?"

"Oh, he's just sucking up to the boss."

Are these used? And what are it's alternatives?

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Yes, they are used. But it does not sound nice.

An alternative with the same meaning, but with nicer words is: to kiss up.

kiss up (slang) = To habitually offer flattery in the hope of gaining favor; to behave sycophantically.

  • Stop kissing up just to try to get an A. Just study like everyone else.

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