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- ‘It wasn't just the incessant whiners, or the obvious apple-polishers, or having to cover up for the occasional bad staffer that drove her nuts, she says.’
- ‘He's an apple polisher who keeps dropping the apple in the mud in his frenetic attempts to please.’
- ‘Now, I know what you're thinking - ‘y'know, he's pretty moody sometimes too, so why should I care about these apple-polishers?’’
- ‘If a boss closes one eye to the weaknesses of apple-polishers, soon or later the company will close shopand he might as well close both eyes!’
- ‘If all those apple polishers got into a fight, who do you think would win?’
- ‘I had something close to a 4.0 in my major, and I was certainly no apple-polisher; my priorities lay more in figuring out exactly how little one had to do to earn an A.’
- ‘The reporters, shooting spitballs from the back of the class, regarded her as a preening apple-polisher.’
- ‘When the other fellow pleases the boss, he's an apple polisher.’
- ‘The newspaper and assorted other liberal apple-polishers may have accuracy on their side on this one, but they don't have balance.’
- ‘We've always had to endure goody two-shoes apple-polishers - kids with their hands always up, who turn in talkers when the teacher leaves the classroom and volunteer for extra work after school.’
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