Definition of lick someone's ass in English:

lick someone's ass


vulgar slang
  • Be excessively obsequious toward someone.

    • ‘He accused him of ‘deliberately contributing to a great propaganda coup in which… the British Government are licking their boots’.’
    • ‘Suddenly the staff are licking our boots, plying us with free chocs and smiles.’
    • ‘And who needs to worry about being called to account for your hypocritical lies, when you have such a gloriously supine media to lick your boots and shield your Royal Person.’
    • ‘He instinctively realises that if you want intellectuals to lick your boots, you first kick them in the face and then tell they what they want to hear.’
    • ‘If the guy who is tied up and whom you just kicked still won't lick your boots, there is no need to kick him again.’
    • ‘A few years back I found myself at a press launch where the man himself went on about how he was a proper journalist, yet the others were all pretenders, and not worthy to lick his boots.’
    • ‘The other was licking her boots - he was the one who opened the door for me.’
    be obsequious to, be sycophantic to, be servile to, curry favour with, pay court to, play up to, crawl to, creep to, ingratiate oneself with, dance attendance on, fall over oneself for, kowtow to, toady to, truckle to, bow and scrape before, grovel before, cringe before, abase oneself before