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Flattery will get you nowhere

I dont know why my deskmate always yelling this sentence along the way to the lab. I think that he has a bad day with someone who is always flattering at him. “Flattery will get you nowhere” is a humorous idiom, something that you say to someone in order to tell them that their praise will not persuade you to do anything that you do not want to do. In my place, a lot of people always give a praise to another in order to get something from them. Moreover there is a book that teach how to praise your boss in order to have a promotion. Honestly i dont like to flatter someone without reason. Only someone who help me without ask will get my praise.