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Definition of brownie point noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


brownie point

[usually plural] (informal)
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if someone does something to earn brownie points, they do it to make someone in authority have a good opinion of them She's just trying to win brownie points with the boss. The Brownies is a club for young girls who are not yet old enough to be Girl Scouts. They are awarded points for good behavior and achievements.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: brownie point