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'It's gonna take a lot more kissing up than that'? what does it mean? especially, I am puzzled by 'kissing up" This sentence is taken from a TV series.
Oct 28, 2012 3:33 PM
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''Kissing up'' implies that the person is ''kissing someone's ass'' (to apologise, or to gain extra favours). Of course, this is figurative. The speaker is saying that much more effort is needed than what's already been offered. I guess the listener has to keep apologising... more sycophantically, if not sincerely.
October 28, 2012
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