brownie points

noun

Definition of brownie points

informal

  1. :  praise, credit, or approval that a person gets from someone (such as a boss or a teacher) for doing something good or helpful He's trying to earn/win/get brownie points (from the boss) by offering to work more overtime.

Word by Word Definitions

brownieplay
  1. :  a legendary good-natured elf that performs helpful services at night

    :  a member of a program of the Girl Scouts for girls typically in the second and third grades in school

    :  a small square or rectangle of rich usually chocolate cake often containing nuts

pointplay points
  1. :  an individual detail :  item

    :  a distinguishing detail

    :  the most important essential in a discussion or matter

  1. :  to furnish with a point :  sharpen

    :  to give added force, emphasis, or piquancy to

    :  to scratch out the old mortar from the joints of (something, such as a brick wall) and fill in with new material


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