sidle up

  1. ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior
    She is playing up to the chairman
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How To Use sidle up In A Sentence

  • Did they kind of sidle up to you and go, So, you're turning 50? Yahoo! Sports - Top News
  • A., 4-H, even Boy Scouts sidle up to a few doors and whisper a carol or two.
  • As you sidle up close you can hear voices swapping art world gossip, platitudes and dirt on various celebs, institutions and artists.
  • Eventually a middle-aged man and his teenage son sidle up to the bar to drink the complimentary wine included with admission.
  • I have people come up to me all the time, kind of sidle up and nudge me in the ribs and say, hey, I hear you or see you on Imus -- I hear you on Imus, you know? CNN Transcript - Larry King Live: Don Imus Discusses Campaign 2000 - August 11, 2000
  • He was inquisitive and would sidle up to my mother on her towel and carefully remove each leaf. Bird Cloud
  • People sidle up to you for advice and you tell them any old tosh and they go away happy.
  • And the juniors behind us, in looking forward to the same freedoms that we will soon be tasting, sidle up close and in a whisper ask the name of my OB. Between Expectations
  • There are three bars to sidle up to and pro circuit barmen who'll build you any cocktail fantasy from the daiquiri to the iced tea.
  • Yes, the Healey was the type of car that would sidle up suggestively to your wife's MG in the golf club car park and suggest motoring down to a discreet little hotel on the coast for the weekend.
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