apple-polish


apple–polish

verb

Definition of APPLE-POLISH

to use flattery or the doing of favors in order to win approval especially from a superior <a departmental supervisor who apple-polishes shamelessly whenever higher-ups are about>
Near Antonyms despise, disdain, scorn; gibe (or jibe), jeer, scoff; brave, challenge, defy

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