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apple–polish

verb ap·ple–pol·ish \ˈa-pəl-ˌpä-lish\

Definition of APPLE-POLISH

intransitive verb
:  to attempt to ingratiate oneself :  toady
transitive verb
:  to curry favor with (as by flattery)
ap·ple–pol·ish·er noun

Origin of APPLE-POLISH

from the traditional practice of schoolchildren bringing a shiny apple as a gift to their teacher
First Known Use: 1935

Rhymes with APPLE-POLISH

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