2012년 11월 26일 월요일

Dic: score with someone, score points with someone


■ [score points] informal. △to do or say something to please someone or to make them respect you.

  • [score points with] You'll score points with your girlfriend if you send her roses.
■ [idiom] score points (with someone): △to please someone, or make them like you.
  • Coming late to work won't score points with the boss.
■ score with (someone or a group): Informal. △to please someone or a group.
  • Her rendition of "Old Kentucky Home" really scored with the audience. 
  • You really score with me.
■ score points: to do something that will make people like you
  • I don't think you'll score any points with your clients if you don't return their calls. 
  • Some reporters are so unpopular that politicians can score points by attacking them.
■ to achieve (success or an advantage) : ex) your idea really scored with the boss

.... LDOCE, OALD, McGraw-Hill Idioms, Cambridge Idioms, Collins


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