butter up


Senior Member

I know the idiom " to butter somebody up" means " to flatter someone"
but I am not sure which one would sound natural and which one would sound awkwards.
Please check ones which may sound natural.

1) This is not buttering up
2) This is not butter up
3) I am not buttering you up
4) I am not buttering up you.
5) This doesn't have anything to do with buttering up.

  • Packard

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    Number 3 is how I would say it.

    Numbers 1 and 2 are incorrect.

    Numbers 3, 4 and 5 are OK.