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apple polisher

A flatterer. (Apples are a typical gift for teachers.) That kid is always quick to help the teacher with any little thing—what an apple polisher!
See also: apple, polisher

apple-polisher

Fig. a flatterer. Doesn't that wimpy apple-polisher know how stupid he looks? Everybody at my office seems to be an apple-polisher but me.

apple-polisher

n. a flatterer. Everybody at the office seems to be an apple-polisher but me.
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Although school districts sometimes offer signing bonuses to teachers, Maryland is the first to provide low-interest home loans as an apple polisher.