Cotton up to someone 以溜须拍马的方式套近乎
Since I'm deciding who gets the promotion, John has been cottoning up to me by buying me coffee all week.
Make small talk 和陌生人闲聊
Maria introduced her brother to me, and we sat there making small talk for a while.
Beautiful day, isn't it?
I think I'v seen you before. You look very familiar.
Don't I know you from somewhere?
Haven't we meet before?
I've heard a great deal about you!