1. If you butter up dad, he may let you borrow his car.2. My colleague, hoping to get a raise, is always buttering up the boss.3. If we butter up the bartender, maybe he will buy us a drink.4. A student tried to butter up the teacher to get good grades.5. The intern is trying to ingratiate himself with his boss so that he may get a full time position.6. I am meeting my boss soon. What can I do to butter him up?7. Gold diggers court the rich in order to live a luxurious life.8. Many try to win the favor of a generous person, and everyone is a friend to someone who gives gifts.
 (eager to) please ingratiate oneself with butter somebody up court try to win the favor ofcourt 指為了得到利益而對某人好，ingratiate 是正式用語，但很貼切，butter up 是最好用最普遍的英文.
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