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    apple polisher

    apple polisher
    LDCE says it is AmE.
    If so, what is the British equivalent?
    Thank you.
    Last edited by Itasan; 12-Dec-2005 at 09:07.

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    Re: apple polisher

    bootlicker, groveler - someone who humbles himself as a sign of respect; who behaves as if he had no self-respect

    similar words:
    crawler, sycophant, - a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
    Last edited by hobbes; 12-Dec-2005 at 09:30.

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    Re: apple polisher

    Hello Itasan

    I don't think I've heard "apple-polisher" in BrE.

    These are likely equivalents: "lickspittle", "brown-nose", "toady", "creep".

    Bye
    MrP

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    Re: apple polisher

    'Apple-polisher' was new to me.

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