spit and polish
Simple Definition of spit and polish
: careful attention to making something clean and polished
Full Definition of spit and polish
: extreme attention to cleanliness, orderliness, smartness of appearance, and ceremony often at the expense of operational efficiency
Examples of spit and polish in a sentence
All the car needs is some spit and polish.
Origin and Etymology of spit and polish
from the practice of polishing objects such as shoes by spitting on them and then rubbing them with a cloth
First Known Use: 1895
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