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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

polish the apple

To attempt to curry favor through insincere or excessive flattery or praise. An allusion to the cliché image of a student presenting their teacher with a gift of a shiny red apple to instill a good impression. Brian is always polishing the apple with the boss, and for what—some vague, vain hope of a promotion or raise?
See also: apple, polish

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.

polish the apple

Try to win favor through flattery, as in It may help your standing with the boss if you polish the apple. This expression gave rise to the phrase apple polishing. The idiom alludes to the practice of schoolchildren bringing their teacher the gift of a bright, shiny apple. [c. 1920]
See also: apple, polish

apple-polisher

n. a flatterer. Everybody at the office seems to be an apple-polisher but me.
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The only problem we are facing with using our old-style cauldrons is the acute shortage of cookware polishers. Otherwise copper cookware is, quite simply, the best!"
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The polisher then pains- takingly removes every scratch and imperfection.
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