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flattery

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishflatteryflat‧ter‧y /ˈflætəri/ noun [uncountable]  1 PRAISEpraise that you do not really mean2 flattery will get you everywhere/nowhere
Examples from the Corpus
flatteryShe used a mixture of persuasion and flattery to get what she wanted.The skirt did not reach her calves at the ideal point for flattery.Adults do not need to be rewarded by implausible flattery.Tolkien probably did not approve, thinking this mere flattery.The President, once contemptuous of flattery, now submitted to it; enjoyed it, even.I'll choose the best person for the job, so flattery will get you nowhere.We may succumb to flattery because it makes us feel good.
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