butter up

butter up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. halagar
You're not going to get what you want by buttering me up.No vas a conseguir lo que quieres halagándome.
b. hacer corte a
Alfredo's job is to schmooze with and butter up important investors.Alfredo tiene como profesión hacer uso de su gran labia haciéndoles la corte a inversionistas importantes.
c. dorar la píldora
Jesse was hoping that if he buttered up his boss enough, he might get the promotion.Jesse esperaba, si le dorara la píldora a su jefe lo suficiente, que le diera el ascenso.
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butter up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (colloquial)
a. hacer la rosca a (flatter)
butter up
transitive verb
(Britain) dar jabón a (informal)
Mr macsharry accused Mr Delors of buttering up farmers to boost his chances of becoming French president
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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