flattery gets someone nowhere

Definition of flattery gets someone nowhere

used to say that someone is not successful in doing or getting something by using praise that is not sincere
  • Flattery got him nowhere in the end.

Word by Word Definitions

flattery play
  1. : the act or practice of flattering

  2. : something that flatters

  3. : insincere or excessive praise

get play gets
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

nowhere play
  1. : not in or at any place

  2. : to no place

  3. : not at all : not to the least extent

  1. : a nonexistent place

  2. : an unknown, distant, or obscure place or state

  1. : of or relating to a remote or relatively unknown location


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