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polish a turd

slang To make something unpleasant seem more appealing than it really is—which is often a futile effort. "Turd" is a slang term for a piece of feces. Look, man, your term paper was bad before, and all of your edits are just making it worse—polishing a turd won't make it better.
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polish up

1. Literally, to smoothen or shine something through the use of forceful rubbing. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "polish" and "up." I'll need to polish up my shoes before John and Sarah's wedding tomorrow. Our rings are a bit tarnished—would you mind polishing them up for us?
2. To improve or refresh one's knowledge about or ability to do something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "polish" and "up." I've been polishing my Japanese up before I go to Tokyo next month. I need to polish up on factorials before attempting to teach them on Monday.
3. To improve or refresh one's knowledge about or ability to do something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "polish" and "up." I've been polishing my Japanese up before I go to Tokyo next month. I need to polish up on factorials before attempting to teach them on Monday.
4. To improve or refine the appearance something. I've been hearing rumors that there are going to be company-wide layoffs soon. Better start polishing up my résumé. We need to polish up this old house before any prospective buyers get here.
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polish something up

to rub something until it shines. Polish the silver up and make it look nice and shiny. If you will polish up the silver, I will put it away.
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polish up

v.
1. To make something smooth and shiny by rubbing or chemical action: The jeweler polished up the stones and made them into a necklace. She cleaned the mud off her shoes and polished them up.
2. To improve one's knowledge of something, especially through study and practice: I've been polishing up on my Spanish because I'm going to Mexico. My dancing skills weren't that good, so I took a class to polish them up.
3. To improve or refine something: The mayor tried to polish up his image after the scandal. The manuscript is good, but you need to polish it up if you want it to be published.
See also: polish, up

get one’s knob polished

tv. to copulate or otherwise have sex. (Refers to a male. Usually objectionable.) Man, if you want to get your knob polished, just let me know. I got girls! I got girls you wouldn’t believe!
See also: get, knob, polished

polished (up)

mod. alcohol intoxicated. (see also waxed.) How much of that do I have to drink to get good and polished?
See also: polished, up

polished

verb
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Polished concrete flooring offers a number of attractive features for grocers, but savings on maintenance is a big benefit.
In addition, polished concrete floors offer long-lasting beauty.
In many cases samples need to be reduced in size to fit into the analytical position in the EPMA chamber, into a metallurgical mount, or a polished section.
It is also useful for final polishing and then removing the mount materials so that the polished surface can be viewed along with the adjacent non-polished area (which could be a fracture, crack or surface contamination or scale).
Low-maintenance polished concrete has been sold as the 'no maintenance' floor for many years.
Retail facilities need their stores to appeal to customers, and they choose polished concrete to achieve a clean, high shine aesthetic," explained Brad Padgett, President of Perfect Polish.
an international leader in dry diamond concrete polishing, founded by the first individual to develop the dry polished concrete Natural Wonder(TM) floor system.
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The Perfect Polish Concrete blog will discuss the benefits polished concrete offers in commercial spaces compared to traditional floor coatings and coverings.
Since 1998, Perfect Polish has provided the highest quality concrete flooring solutions to the industrial, retail, and commercial markets, and is one of the largest contractors in the United States that specializes in polished concrete.
The return-on-investment is largely the result of lower maintenance man-hours coupled with the reduction in lighting fixtures required and related annual electricity due to the significantly higher light reflectivity from the polished floor, according to Padgett.
Also, ideal for polished concrete floors, CPS is offering color perfect penetrating dyes.
Building upon the successful foundation established by Cabot MMD's SEMI-SPERSE W2000 tungsten slurry, the SEMI-SPERSE W2585 slurry provides targeted performance improvements where both vias and damascene trench structures will be polished.
The interferometry-based system uses patented LUXTRON technology to monitor the oxide or metal layer while it is being polished.
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