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spit-and-polish

Definitions

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  • adjective idiomatic paying much attention to outward appearance

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The mere appearance of these spit-and-polish redcoats raised the question of relative rank that annoyed Washington and his officers.

    George Washington’s First War

  • He needed a radically new kind of army if he was to defeat hordes of screaming Illyrians or the spit-and-polish professionals of the Sacred Band.

    Alexander the Great

  • The mere appearance of these spit-and-polish redcoats raised the question of relative rank that annoyed Washington and his officers.

    George Washington’s First War

  • The mere appearance of these spit-and-polish redcoats raised the question of relative rank that annoyed Washington and his officers.

    George Washington’s First War

  • He needed a radically new kind of army if he was to defeat hordes of screaming Illyrians or the spit-and-polish professionals of the Sacred Band.

    Alexander the Great

  • The mere appearance of these spit-and-polish redcoats raised the question of relative rank that annoyed Washington and his officers.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Instead, I look at my story and ask myself if that little piece I think could use a bit more spit-and-polish is really necessary.

    Writing Like Crazy: Revisionist History

  • Although Russian armed forces suffered from severe funding shortages and morale problems in the early years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the parade put forth the image of a spit-and-polish and vigorous military, with an emphasis on discipline and precision.

    Russia Celebrates Victory Day

  • Instead, I look at my story and ask myself if that little piece I think could use a bit more spit-and-polish is really necessary.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • On the first day the spit-and-polish Army of the Potomac paraded to cheering crowds.

    Between War and Peace

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