■ [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.
- Coming late to work won't score points with the boss.
- Her rendition of "Old Kentucky Home" really scored with the audience.
- You really score with me.
- 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.
.... LDOCE, OALD, McGraw-Hill Idioms, Cambridge Idioms, Collins