Apple-polish is a verb meaning either 1) to attempt to ingratiate oneself, or 2) to curry favor with using flattery.
In Ken Follett’s A Dangerous Fortune, the character of Micky Miranda successfully apple-polishes his way into the Pilaster family.
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J S Malpas - self-published author, reviewer of popular novels and creator of original short stories
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celebrating the LIGHT within the DARK
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