spread\ it\ on\ thick

spread\ it\ on\ thick
• lay it on
• lay it on thick
• put it on thick
• spread it on thick
• lay it on with a trowel
• pour it on thick
v. phr. informal
To persuade someone by using very much flattery; flatter.

Bob wanted to go to the movies. He laid it on thick to his mother.

Mary was caught fibbing. She sure spread it on thick.

Compare: put on(2b)

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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