buddy up

phrasal verb
buddied up; buddying up; buddies up

Definition of buddy up

US, informal
: to become friendly especially in order to get help or some advantage often + withNew students are encouraged to buddy up with older students. often + tobusinessmen buddying up to politicians in order to get their support

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“Buddy up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buddy%20up. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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