Flattery will get you nowhere

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Definition

flattery will get you nowhere: giving people compliments will not give you an advantage; praise will not persuade someone to do what you want them to do
idiom
flattery praise, compliments

Examples

  • "Flattery will get you nowhere! Bruno : But, your honor, you just said-"
  • "Flattery will get you everywhere, Miss Delavigne."
  • "Susie : Oh, Steve, flattery will get you nowhere."

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