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  • verb

Synonyms for apple-polish

to support slavishly every opinion or suggestion of a superior

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Wurtzel won the Rolling Stone college journalism contest, enjoyed paid summer internships at big city papers, did all the right apple-polishing to ensure a nice job in journalism upon graduation.
It will feel like apple-polishing, but you want to get to know them.
Mead spent her years at Barnard apple-polishing Franz Boaz and writing love poems to Ruth Benedict.