apple polisher


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apple polisher

n
informal a sycophant; toady
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Noun1.apple polisher - someone who humbles himself as a sign of respectapple polisher - someone who humbles himself as a sign of respect; who behaves as if he had no self-respect
ass-kisser, crawler, sycophant, toady, lackey - a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
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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.
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