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brownie point




Unknown, but possibly from brownnose, and often associated with the points Girl Guides or Girl Scouts at the Brownie level (ages 6-8) receive for doing specific tasks that when accumulated earn them badges (a sign of recognition) to wear on their Brownie Uniform.


brownie point (plural brownie points)

  1. (idiomatic, slang, chiefly in the plural) Credit or praise for good work or a good deed, often for the express purpose of currying favor.
    You're really going to get some brownie points from the teacher for that fantastic essay!

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