Flattery will get nowhere.

Flattery will get nowhere.
Flattery will get (you) nowhere. humorous something that you say to someone in order to tell them that their praise will not persuade you to do anything that you do not want to do.

Well, I'm glad you liked the meal, but flattery will get you nowhere!


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  • flattery will get you nowhere — spoken phrase used for telling someone that you will not do what they want just because they are praising you Thesaurus: way of saying that you will not do somethingsynonym Main entry: flattery * * * flattery will get you ˈeverywhere/ˈnowhere …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flattery will get you nowhere. — Flattery will get (you) nowhere. humorous something that you say to someone in order to tell them that their praise will not persuade you to do anything that you do not want to do. Well, I m glad you liked the meal, but flattery will get you… …   New idioms dictionary

  • flattery will get you everywhere — flattery will get you anywhere/everywhere/spoken phrase used in a humorous way for telling someone that you know they are flattering you but you are not offended Thesaurus: humorous expressions and words used in a humorous waysynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • flattery will get you nowhere — saying nice things will not help you, kiss the blarney stone    When I complimented Anna on her hair, she said, Thanks, but flattery will get you nowhere …   English idioms

  • flattery will get you nowhere — spoken used for telling someone that you will not do what they want just because they are praising you …   English dictionary

  • flattery — flat|ter|y [ flætəri ] noun uncount praise that is not sincere but is intended to get you something that you want: She decided that a bit of flattery might bring results. flattery will get you anywhere SPOKEN used in a humorous way for telling… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flattery — noun (U) insincere praise: She uses a mixture of charm and flattery to get what she wants. | flattery will get you nowhere! huymorous spoken (=flattery will not help you get what you want from me) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • flattery — UK [ˈflætərɪ] / US noun [uncountable] praise that is not sincere but is intended to get you something that you want She decided that a bit of flattery might bring results. • flattery will get you anywhere/everywhere spoken used in a humorous way… …   English dictionary

  • get — v. & n. v. (getting; past got; past part. got or US (and in comb.) gotten) 1 tr. come into the possession of; receive or earn (get a job; got pound200 a week; got first prize). 2 tr. fetch, obtain, procure, purchase (get my book for me; got a new …   Useful english dictionary

  • flattery — flat|ter|y [ˈflætəri] n [U] 1.) praise that you do not really mean 2.) flattery will get you nowhere/everywhere used humorously when someone has praised you and you want to say that you will help them or not help them …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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