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Meaning of apple-polish

ap•ple-pol•ish

Pronunciation: (ap'ul pol"ish), [key]
— Informal. Informal.
—v.i.
  1. to curry favor with someone, esp. in an obsequious or flattering manner.
—v.t.
  1. to curry favor with (someone).
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