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  • n  a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
  • v  try to gain favor by cringing or flattering

  • His films can toady to an audience's prejudices (Erin Brockovich) or virtually say, "Don't watch me" (Bubble).
  • His films can toady to an audience's prejudices (Erin Brockovich) or virtually say, "Don't watch me" (Bubble, which, to be fair, was very worth watching).
  • McConaughey and Cruise, and Bill Hader as Cruise's quick-leaping toady, fare much better--in part because the spectacle of the powerful luxuriating in their venality is always ripe .
News & Articles

  • Obama, ‘War on Terror’ Captive
    President Obama has alienated much of his liberal base by coming across increasingly as a toady to the Establishment, with his defense of drone strikes, his embrace of the surveillance state and his prosecution of anti-secrecy whistleblowers, as Lawrence Davidson explains.
    June 17, 2013 - consortiumnews.com
Quotes

  • Patrick Gray in USA Today
    I was not a political toady for Mr. Nixon of any other politician,Gray said. "I never felt that I was doing the White House's bidding. And I resisted them on any number of occasions, particularly in Felt's case."
  • John McCain in WJLA
    Let me give you the state of the race toady: we have 15 days to go, we're a few points down, the national media has written us off, as they've done several times in the past,said McCain.
  • Bob Brown in Sydney Morning Herald
    Garrett has opted to axe that advice and toady to Labor and the forest industry instead,Senator Brown said.

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