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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!
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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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In trying to smooth over the row, Egypt's apple polishers say, Morsi is underlining Egypt's commitment to support Ethiopian development.