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2007.11.29(Review of 2006.01.19 edition)

If you don't already know what today's expression means, you'll NEVER guess!

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BROWN NOSE   ごまをする


  • To brown nose is to try to please someone important in order to get some personal advantage from them.
  • brown nose とは、個人的な利益を得るために、重要な人物の機嫌を取ろうとする、つまり、ごまをする、という意味です。



  1. I do not brown nose the president! I just think he's incredibly talented, and I don't hesitate to tell him so.
  2. Derrick has been brown nosing the boss for years. How do you think he got that promotion?
  3. Despite all of the student's brown nosing, her history teacher still gave her a “B-” for the year.
  4. I refuse to brown nose at the office. I'd rather focus on my work than spend time playing office politics.

英会話レッスンIt has been an honor!