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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Colton really impressed me with his dog park date, and of course won brownie points for knowing my love of Corgis. Becca Kufrin, PEOPLE.com, "Bachelorette Becca Kufrin on That 'Embarrassing' Group Date — and Falling for One 'Standup Man'," 9 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 Well, major brownie points with your snookums, to begin with. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "#ForeverDuncan Teaches The Ultimate Lesson In Wedding Planning," 7 Oct. 2016 Let’s make sure Spielberg gets his brownie points for dangling a hypothetical lady reboot in front of us. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, "Indiana Joan Jones is the female lady heroine that women need," 5 Apr. 2018 Do women get brownie points for remembering their mother-in-laws' birthdays? Redbook, "Relationships," 15 Nov. 2011 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

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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