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'I appreciate the grovelling Whitworth, but don't lick my shoes - it ruins the leather!'
Yes-Men for Poets
"Don't worry, Bob. There are some jobs a robot just can't do – like kissing up."
'And the crazy thing is - I never knew I was such a funny guy until I got made boss!'
Rudolph the Brown-nosed Reindeer
Woman walks past a sign in an office that reads "Sycophant of the month".
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"'Yes Sir, Yes Sir', will do fine. Drop the 'three bags full'."
"A touch more obsequious and you'll reach the tipping point."
'I'm looking for a lickspittle and my staff say as a particularly obsequious buffoon you tick all the boxes...'
"I wanted to meet outside the office to tell you...your brown nosing is getting worse."
Tags:brown nosing, suck up, suck ups, sucked up, fawning, exaggerated, flattery, boss, bosses, supervisors, manager, managers, management, managements, yes men, supervisor, attentive, servile, obsequious, ingratiating, subservient, friend, coworker, peer, colleague, businessman, businessmen, bad habit, bad habits
'I started out as a yes man, but I've evolved into a plucky devil's advocate who always sides with the boss in the end.'
100% Bombast-Filled Parka
"Frankly, if 'sit, stay, fetch' is what's required of Master's best friend, I won't fight you for it..."
Tags:animal, dog, dogs, canine, canines, felines, house pet, best friend, best friends, cat person, cat people, dog person, dog people, cat lover, dog lover, cat, cats, feline, housepet, best, friend, sit, stay, fetch, obedient, obedience, obsequious, servile, ingratiating, sycophant, arrogance, independent, love, fight, rivalry, master, owner, owners, pets, pet
'Good God Wilson, is that you in there?'
Good heavens, what's a girl who looks like Kim Basinger doing working in an Inland Revenue office?
"I liked the one that saluted."
'Lackey! Minion! Male-chauvinist stooge!'
Simon was certain he'd secured the contract - but at what cost to his dignity?
Thanks for the order, JB. Now, how about another game for real?
I frame all yours, JB.
'Flattery will get you nowhere, Morton!'
"...see if somebody would like to buy me lunch."
"Would you like me to change it for something else, Sir?"
Sit! Beg! Roll over! Good Kitty