Definition of arse-licking in English:

arse-licking

noun

vulgar slang
  • [mass noun] The action or practice of behaving obsequiously in order to gain favour.

    ‘that minister got his job from arse-licking’
    sycophantic, ingratiating, obsequious, fawning, servile, self-abasing, grovelling, subservient, wheedling, cajoling, crawling, cringing, uriah heepish, humble, toadying, hypocritical, insincere, flattering, adulatory, honey-tongued, silver-tongued, gushing, effusive, suave, urbane, glib, smooth, smooth-tongued, smooth-spoken, smooth-talking, slick, slippery, saccharine
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Pronunciation:

arse-licking

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