Meaning of spit-shine

spit-shine

Pronunciation: (spit'shīn"), [key]
— n., v., -shined, -shin•ing.
—n.
  1. a shoeshine in which a fluid, such as water, saliva, or lighter fluid, is used to impart a high gloss.
—v.t.
  1. to give a spit-shine to.
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