apple-polish

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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)

apple-polisher

noun

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Origin and Etymology of apple-polish

from the traditional practice of schoolchildren bringing a shiny apple as a gift to their teacher



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