Meaning of arse-licking in English:

arse-licking

Pronunciation

noun

mass nounvulgar slang British
  • The use of flattery or other obsequious behaviour in order to gain favour.

    • ‘that minister got his job from arse-licking’
    obsequiousness, sycophancy, excessive deference, subservience, submissiveness, fawning, toadyism, toadying, grovelling, cringing, unctuousness, oiliness, abjectness, abjection, cravenness, slavishness, humility, self-abasement