Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

brownie points

brownie points
Meaning(s)
1) credit received for a good deed or an attempt to please
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • get/score/earn/win brownie points
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  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. If you're looking to score yourself some brownie points with your wife, you should surprise her with a nice candlelit dinner tonight.
    2. When I told Catherine that I thought the drawing was terrible, I had no idea she was the person who drew it. I've definitely lost some brownie points with her after that!
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Chris isn't putting in all those extra hours because he's a dedicated worker, he's doing it to earn himself some brownie points with the boss so he can climb the ladder.
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