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เลียแข้งเลียขา
liiaM khaaengF liiaM khaaR
pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiเลีย-แค่ง-เลีย-ขา
IPAliːa kʰɛ̂ːŋ liːa kʰǎː
Royal Thai General Systemlia khaeng lia kha

 [verb, phrase]
definition
to flatter; adulate; fawn on

componentsเลีย  liiaMto lick
แข้ง khaaengFshin
เลีย  liiaMto lick
ขา khaaR[of a human, chair, tripod, etc.] leg; lower extremities
synonymsประจบสอพลอbpraL johpL saawR phlaawMto fawn upon/on; curry favor with; ingratiate oneself with; toady; flatter
ประจบประแจงbpraL johpL bpraL jaaengMto fawn on; flatter; curry favour with; ingratiate oneself with; suck up to; lick one's boots
สอพลอsaawR phlaawMto fawn on; flatter; curry favor; suck up to; lick one's boots
sample
sentences
เขาเลียแข้งเลียขาเจ้านายจนได้ขึ้นเงินเดือนก่อนใคร
khaoR liiaM khaaengF liiaM khaaR jaoF naaiM johnM daiF kheunF ngernM deuuanM gaawnL khraiM
"He so flattered and fawned over his boss, that he received a raise before anyone else did."
ก่อนหน้านั้นพ่อบ่นเหนื่อยหน่ายกับระบบราชการที่มีคนได้ดิบได้ดีด้วยการเลียแข้งเลียขาหรือการสร้างความสำเร็จในชีวิตด้วยการประจบสอพลอ
gaawnL naaF nanH phaawF bohnL neuuayL naaiL gapL raH bohpL raatF chaH gaanM theeF meeM khohnM daiF dipL daiF deeM duayF gaanM liiaM khaaengF liiaM khaaR reuuR gaanM saangF khwaamM samR retL naiM cheeM witH duayF gaanM bpraL johpL saawR phlaawM
"Before then, my father complained of being fed up with the civil service system which had people who did well for themselves by currying favor or by achieving success by flattery and fawning."

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