Definition of flattery noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

flattery

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈflæt̮əri//
 
[uncountable]
 
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  • praise that is not sincere, especially in order to obtain something from someone You're too intelligent to fall for his flattery.
  • Idioms
    flattery will get you everywhere/nowhere(informal)(humorous)
     
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    praise that is not sincere will/will not get you what you want
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: flattery