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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! Your dad was the furthest thing from an apple-polisher when he was in school. He had detention all the time! Quit being such an apple-polisher, it's not going to get you a better grade or anything.
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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.
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n. a flatterer. Everybody at the office seems to be an apple-polisher but me.
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