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blarney

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1 excessive praise
  • laid the blarney on thick in order to get special treatment from the waitress

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blarney

verb

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1 to get (someone) to do something by gentle urging, special attention, or flattery
  • attendants at the nursing home sometimes have to blarney the patients to take their medicine

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2 to praise too much
  • an eager, young assistant who blarneys the boss shamelessly

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“Blarney.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/blarney. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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