make points with sb

make points with sb ( to gain favor with sb) — пытаться понравиться; набирать очки (перен.); добиваться расположения у кого-л.; ~ втираться в доверие

Example 1: Jack is trying to make points with my parents.

Example 2: Did you make points with the boss by working overtime?

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see also
[in good with sb]
[scrape acquaintance with sb]
[earn brownie points]
in one's good books