apple-polisher


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ap·ple-pol·ish·ing

(ăp′əl-pŏl′ĭ-shĭng)
n. Informal
The seeking of favor through flattery; obsequiousness.

ap′ple-pol′ish·ing adj.
ap′ple-pol′ish·er n.
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apple-polisher

noun
Informal. One who flatters another excessively:
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They are often called bootlickers, apple-polishers, yes men, crawlers or even parasites.
This sort of freedom charter is only possible, of course, because Labour has a Commons majority of 179, which means that a double-decker full of Mr Blair's toothless apple-polishers could drive over Beachy Head and no-one would notice.