-1

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

closed as unclear what you're asking by FumbleFingers, sumelic, user140086, tchrist, vickyace May 27 '16 at 18:08

Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it’s hard to tell exactly what you're asking. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • 2
    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
  • 2
    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
2

sycophantic comes to mind. From ODO:

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

Example:

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.

1

I'd go with obsequious

Obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree:

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obsequious

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.