See also: brownnoser and brown-noser

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A metaphorical image: when kissing the buttocks of another person, one's nose is liable to be covered in brown feces.

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brown noser ‎(plural brown nosers)

  1. (idiomatic) One who brownnoses (flatters or humors somebody in an obsequious manner for personal gain); one who sucks up; a bootlicker, ass-kisser, sycophant.

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