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apple-polish

verb

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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

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“Apple-polish.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/apple-polish. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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