Meaning of apple-polishing in English:



informal North American

See apple-polisher

‘There was no apple-polishing, no flattering the Governor.’
  • ‘Another way that is just as effective as apple-polishing is flattery, giving someone high praise, telling him how good he looks, or how well he speaks, or how wise he is.’
  • ‘Through this formula, you can see that apple polishing establishes a faulty logical connection.’
  • ‘And when a bunch of politicians and so-called academicians held such seminars praising the PM, you know that apple-polishing has gone to the extreme.’
  • ‘Note that apple polishing can take subtle forms, for example, ‘You’re too intelligent to believe in mental telepathy.’’