massage someone's ego

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of massage someone's ego

: to say things that make someone feel important and proud
  • He gained the friendship of powerful politicians by massaging their egos.

Word by Word Definitions

massage play
  1. : manipulation of tissues (as by rubbing, kneading, or tapping) with the hand or an instrument for relaxation or therapeutic purposes

  1. : to subject to massage

  2. : to treat flatteringly : blandish

  3. : manipulate, doctor

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

ego play
  1. : the self especially as contrasted with another self or the world

  2. : egotism

  3. : self-esteem


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