Brownie point

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Unknown, but probably from brownnose, and often associated with the points Girl Guides or Girl Scouts at the Brownie level (ages 6-8) receive for doing specific tasks that when accumulated earn them badges (a sign of recognition) to wear on their Brownie Uniform.

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Brownie point (plural Brownie points)

  1. (idiomatic, slang, chiefly in the plural) Credit or praise for good work or a good deed, often for the express purpose of currying favor.
    You're really going to get some brownie points from the teacher for that fantastic essay!

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