Yo, Holmes, your nose is brown
When a person kisses ass, they get their nose brown.
A brown-noser is a person who tries to curry favor with higher-ups, in a way that others find unpleasant, annoying, embarassing.
You only spend time trying to ‘get in’ with a crowd, you look stupid. It comes around.
Holmes is usually a variation on homeboy. Sometimes, though, it sarcastically references Sherlock Holmes, greatest detective of all (for someone who is being exceptionally stupid, not reading the signals).
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