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    She makes up to the boss.

    Which of the following is most popular, when you want to say it half jokingly, personally I have never come across them:

    She makes up to the boss.
    She crawls.
    She creeps to the boss?
    Something else?
    The overtone is to be humorous rather than serious.

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    Re: She makes up to the boss.

    What do you mean by "makes up"?

    Making up with someone is what you do after a disagreement. You apologize and the other person apologizes. You have "made up."

    Do you mean she tries to get an advantage with the boss?

    I have heard these office-talk expressions:

    She tries to schmooze the boss.
    She sucks up to the boss.
    She tries to butter up the boss.

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    Re: She makes up to the boss.

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    Do you mean she tries to get an advantage with the boss?
    Yes,

    I looked it up in my dictionary, and it says that “to make it up with somebody” means to make friends after an argument, and also “to make up to somebody” means to crawl (flatter). I have never heard it in real live and wouldn’t like to use a dictionary meaning in a conversation and be embarrassed.

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