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apple polisher (s) (noun), apple polishers (pl)
Someone who tries to get the approval and the friendship of someone who is in authority with praise or flattery: The executive of the company, Mr. Smithson, had many apple polishers who were trying to gain favor with him by using compliments and expressing admiration; even when such actions were not sincere.

The following cartoon is one example of an apple polisher!

Apple polisher who is praising her boss.
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