take a high polish

Definition of take a high polish

  1. :  able to become very shiny when polished The stone takes a high polish.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

  1. :  rising or extending upward a great distance :  taller than average, usual, or expected

    :  having a specified height or elevation :  tall

    :  situated or passing above the normal level, surface, base of measurement, or elevation

  1. :  at or to a high place, altitude, level, or degree

    :  well, luxuriously

  1. :  an elevated place or region: such as

    :  hill, knoll

    :  the space overhead :  sky

  1. :  to make smooth and glossy usually by friction :  burnish

    :  to smooth, soften, or refine in manners or condition

    :  to bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state :  perfect

  1. :  a smooth glossy surface :  luster

    :  freedom from rudeness or coarseness :  culture

    :  a state of high development or refinement

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