Tuesday 1 January 2008

Phrase of the Day 173: 'Brownie points'

"to win/gain Brownie points"

definition: To gain approval from another, usually a superior.

example: 'Bringing home flowers is a good way to win brownie points with the wife.'

origin: Brownies is a club for young girls, not yet old enough to be Girl Scouts or Girl Guides in England. Brownies are awarded bonus points for good behaviour and achievements.

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