brownie point

noun, often capitalized B

Definition of brownie point

: a credit regarded as earned especially by currying favor (as with a superior)

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Both got brownie points for wearing black shoes, pun intended. Rubén Rosario, Twin Cities, "Rosario: Right now, trash collection dispute is a lose-lose situation," 20 Aug. 2019 So, tactically, China has a chance to win brownie points with America’s business lobby. The Economist, "Financial links between China and America deepen, despite the trade war," 6 July 2019 Jason's scarf is cute, though, which gives him brownie points. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The Bachelorette Season 14 Episode 8 Recap: Hometowns Bring the Drama," 16 July 2018 The party does not earn any brownie points from me. Washington Post, "Rhode Island Democrats rescind backing for Trump supporter," 5 July 2018 The party does not earn any brownie points from me. Michelle R. Smith, BostonGlobe.com, "Rhode Island Dems rescind backing for Trump supporter," 5 July 2018 Since then, there have been no updates on any progress and time finally ran out for Cannon, who certainly earned enough brownie points to pass through the Pearly Gates. Brody Miller, NOLA.com, "LSU infielder Josh Smith shut down for the rest of the season," 20 May 2018 Cavaliers avoid blowout but lose in Portland, 113-105 PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Cavaliers avoided a blowout here, but brownie points don't count in playoff standings. Chris Fedor, cleveland.com, "LeBron James' vicious dunk over Jusuf Nurkic causes Cavaliers' bench to explode (video)," 15 Mar. 2018 Mens' tuxedos often come in black anyway, and yet still, many outlets seemed to hand out brownie points to men for showing up wearing the dark hue. Rosemary Donahue, Allure, "People Who Are Shaming Bianca Blanco For Her Red Golden Globes Dress Are Missing The Point," 8 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of brownie point

1951, in the meaning defined above

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