massage someone's ego

Definition of massage someone's ego

  1. :  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

  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

    :  to treat flatteringly :  blandish

    :  manipulate, doctor

  1. :  some person :  somebody

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

    :  egotism

    :  self-esteem

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