Looking for a polite/coherent way to convey someone's behavior who "copies" another person, or is "up their ass" a lot

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    Exactly what kind of person/behaviour are you asking about? Note that apart from the fact that they're both derogatory, someone who "copies" another person and someone who's "up their ass" a lot have no real semantic connection. – FumbleFingers May 25 '16 at 16:16
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    I'm actually having a bit of trouble with the "up their ass" metaphor. Is this describing someone whom a more polite generation would call a "brown noser"? – PellMel May 25 '16 at 16:19
  • a copycat. What else? – Lambie May 25 '16 at 17:26

sycophantic comes to mind. From ODO:

Behaving or done in an obsequious way in order to gain advantage


I guess some people thought I was a creep, offering sycophantic praise of someone who happens to be my boss

Also try flattering or fawning.


I'd go with obsequious

Obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree:


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