flattery will get you nowhere

idiom

used to say that praise or flattery will not persuade someone to do what is wanted
often used as a joking response to a flattering comment
"I'm quite ravenous a good majority of the time, and you cook really, really well. … " "Flattery will get you nowhere," I grinned, thrilled with the compliment.Jennifer DeLucy

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“Flattery will get you nowhere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flattery%20will%20get%20you%20nowhere. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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